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Daijiworld Media Network-Mangaluru (DRD)
Mangaluru, Mar 30: The Campus Front of India (CFI) staged a vehement protest and gheraoed the Mangalore University in Konaje on Wednesday, March 30, opposing invitation to RSS leader Dr Kalladka Prabhakar Bhat for the varsity student council inauguration.
Several CFI members including a student leader have been detained in this connection. The protestors contended that inviting a hate speaker to an official programme of the university was bound to vitiate the educational environment in the campus.
It is unfortunate that Kalladka Prabhakar who has been provoking communal hatred in the coastal belt and has several cases registered against him in various police stations for making inciting speeches, has been invited to the university", they said. The CFI members had also submitted an appeal on Monday to the Mangalore University authorities to withdraw the invitation citing disturbance of peace in the campus.
Police security has been beefed up in the Mangalagangothri campus.