Several delegates were seen staging a protest while Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan was delivering the inaugural address at the 80th Indian History Congress held in Kannur University
Thane: Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the student wing of the RSS, on Sunday (December 29) condemned the incident in which Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan faced protests during his opening address at the Indian History Congress (IHC) in Kannur on Saturday.
The 54th Konkan Pradesh Adhiveshan of the ABVP is ongoing in the city.
Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the event, ABVP's Konkan unit secretary Prerna Pawar said, "We strongly condemn the incident in which the Kerala Governor faced protests during his speech on Saturday."
"Disrupting the speech of the Governor, who holds a constitutional post, is wrong," she said.
The inauguration of 80th Indian History Congress at Kannur University witnessed unruly behaviour on December 28 with some delegates staging a protest while Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan was delivering the inaugural address.
The protestors raised placards against the Citizenship Amendment Act and also shouted slogans. During his speech, Governor referred to protestors and said, "You have every right to protest. But you cannot shout me down".
This led to more commotion inside the auditorium. Police removed those who were protesting outside the auditorium.
Later, the Governor summoned the university Vice-Chancellor Gopinath Raveendran to Kannur guest house. He asked him to carry complete scrutiny of CCTV footage captured during the event.
"Inaugural meet of Indian History Congress does not raise controversies. But at 80th session at Kannur University, Irfan Habib raised some points on CAA. But, when Governor addressed these points, Habib rose from seat to physically stop him, as clear from video," read a post on the official twitter handle of the Kerala Governor.
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Last Updated Dec 29, 2019, 4:02 PM IST