Mysuru: A Professor at the Mysore University has been arrested as he reportedly insulted Lord Rama during a workshop held on January 3.
BP Mahesh Chandra Guru, Professor in Journalism at the University was in the news when he called Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani a ‘low-level actor’ who did not deserve to be the Minister.
Chandra Guru has been working at the University for several years and is known for his outspoken views. He reportedly used derogatory words on Lord Rama during a refresher workshop on ‘Media and Human Rights’ held at the UGC-Academic Staff College on January 3; soon after a complaint was filed at Jayalakshmipuram police station.
The Professor was arrested on June 17 when he appeared before a Mysuru Court in connection with a case.
Apart from this, the Professor is also facing charges in a case filed by the Akhila Karnataka Dr Ambedkar Prachara Samiti for his comments against Modi and Irani.