Mumbai University professor sent on leave for criticising Rahul Gandhi’s remark on Veer Savarkar


A Mumbai University professor has allegedly been sent on compulsory ‘leave’ for criticising Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s recent remark on freedom fighter and Hindu icon Veer Savarkar. According to reports, the action against Yogesh Soman, who serves as the Director of Academy of Theatre Arts in Mumbai University, was taken over his Facebook post in which he had criticised the Congress leader for making ”objectionable” remarks on Savarkar.


The professor had reportedly put up a video blog on December 14 on Facebook. However, the Congress-affiliated NSUI raised objections to some of the words used by the professor in the video post and complained to the university authorities.