Thiruvananthapuram: A report said that the Governor, Arif Mohammad Khan, has intervened in the SFI’s impersonation row at the Kattakadda Christian College. He said that deep scrutiny will be conducted in all the elections across every university in the state. He said that there is a tendency to take law into the hands believing that the union will give protection.
The Governor said that he has given instructions to the university to take action in this case and also to conduct scrutiny if someone else has done it before. He said that every procedure related to university elections have been stalled.
Arif Mohammad Khan also added that there is tendency to take law into own hands. This is dangerous. There is a feeling that because a person is part of a union, whatever he does, even if he breaks the law, the union will protect him. That view is not correct, said the Governor.
The incident occurred at Kattakadda Christian College, when the name of a SFI leader, Vishak, was put on the list of University Union Councilor. His name was put on the list by replacing the real winner of the seat, Anakha. As Vishak was 25 years of age, he could not contest the college elections. The university rules allow only students upto 22 years of age to contest.
However, the FIR registered by the police says that Vishak is only 19 years old, which again led to widespread condemnation of party and police nexus in trying to protect the SFI leader.