A police complaint was filed against an Assistant Professor Kedar Kumar Mandal from Hindi Department of Dyal Singh College on Saturday for allegedly “derogatory and objectionable” remarks against goddess Durga in a Facebook post.

The complaint was filed by National Democratic Teachers’ Front (NDTF) an association backed by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). BJP student wing Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) has also demanded the suspension of the Assistant Professor.

According to sources, Kedar Kumar Mandal was a member of Rashtriya Lok Samta Party till 2015. Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) is an ally of BJP. However, Mandal was kicked out of RLSP once he spoke ill about the party president.

In the police complaint, NDTF alleged that Mandal made derogatory and objectionable remarks against Goddess Durga and this will hurt the sentiments of people. 

After the police complaint was filed the post was taken down from Mandal’s account.