Kerala: 9 students arrested for anti-Narendra Modi puzzle in college magazine
Guruvayur, Kerala: Nine students of the Sree Krishna College in Kerala's Guruvayur were today arrested for publishing "objectionable and unsavoury" language against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, garbed as a crossword puzzle, police said.
Those arrested, and released on bail soon after, included Student Editor of the magazine, its sub-editors and members of the editorial advisory committee, the police said.
They had been charged under various Sections of the Indian Penal Code including 153 (want only giving provocation, punishment for defamation and printing matter known to be defamatory).
The Guruvyaur Sree Krishna temple managing committee, which runs the college, had sought an explanation from the principal in connection with the case.
This was the second such case reported from the area after the campus magazine of a polytechnic college featured PM Modi in the list of "negative faces" along with Adolf Hitler, Osama bin Laden, George Bush and a few others.
The principal and a few students of the polytechnic college were arrested and released on bail last week after police had charged them under the same sections of the Indian Penal Code.
The police also raided the polytechnic college and seized 392 copies of the magazine, a computer and hard discs of the designers of the magazine.