A Delhi University college professor has been booked for allegedly insulting Hindu Goddess Durga in a post on Facebook.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)- affiliated National Democratic Teachers Front on Saturday late had filed a police complaint against the assistant professor of Delhi University.
Police said a complaint has been lodged against Kedar Kumar Mandal.
Mandal had updated the controversial post on Facebook around 7:43pm but later deleted it.
According to Delhi police Mandal was booked under the Indian Penal Code sections 153A and 295A.
Police official said the particular sections are hate speech laws under which an accused can attract imprisonment between three to five years.
RSS-affiliated ABVP too condemned the post and demanded immediate suspension of the professor.
ABVP college unit in a statement said, “We demand his suspension and we request students to boycott his classes. Mandal has provoked sentiments during a festival season.”
(With PTI inputs)