Mangaluru: Did the girl students say what they said maliciously or they gave into political motivation? I can’t really say, said Mangaluru MLA U. T. Khader.
He was speaking to mediapersons on Tuesday May 31. He made the statements as a response to the Hijab-clad students’ allegations that he was busy playing cricket when they approached him for help. Hee said I had helped them negotiate with the Vice Chancellor. I have tried to convince students about the law. I also told them that the Deputy Commissioner has no powers to make any decision on this. I have also advised them to fight according to law. The students did not contact me for a week after that. Then I called and talked with VC about the issue too. Even i made a call from my office on behalf of students. I phoned myself first. However, the students didn’t receive the call. They disconnected the call saying wrong number. And hence you need to know the background of their statement. When I got a call from them, I had offered help to them, he clarified.
I have spoken to the Chief Secretary of Government in Bengaluru about this. He has instructed the District Authorities to resolve the issues quickly, he said.
Questionning the students he said, did the students make a statement on purpose? I cannot say. However, students should not lie. Lying should not take away their honour as well as the honour of religion. If one lies, everyone’s respect is ruined. It will spoil students’ personality, he observed.