Kannur University dismisses saffronisation charges; sets up panel to review controversial syllabus

KANNUR/THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kannur University in Kerala on Friday rejected saffronisation allegations raised by the opposition student unions over the inclusion of portions of the books of RSS ideologues in its post-graduate course and set up an external panel to review the controversial syllabus. The two-member committee, comprising experts outside the varsity, was asked to submit its report within five days and further decision on the syllabus would be taken after that, university vice-chancellor Gopinath Ravindran said.

The Kannur University had been witnessing heated protests by opposition student unions since Thursday against its decision to include portions of the books of RSS leader MS Golwalkar and Hindu Mahasabha leader VD Savarkar in its Post Graduate course.

“The saffronisation allegation is completely baseless. If you raise such allegations against Kannur…

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