Sandeep Wathar had praised the Pakistani premier for releasing Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman in a Facebook post.
ABVP forces Karnataka lecturer to kneel, apologise for abusing BJP, praising Imran Khan in “anti national” social media post, while police look on in college run by Congress home minister. Police chief: whatever happened was wrong but can’t act without complaint! #NewIndia pic.twitter.com/GgQBFakwBm
— Samar Halarnkar (@samar11) March 3, 2019
Wathar had also criticised Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and called Pakistan an intelligent nation.
Following his post, students and activists of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) staged a protest against Wathar and he was made to kneel down and apologise.
In a video which has gone viral on social media, the professor can be seen on his knees and apologising with his hands folded in the presence of Indian police.
The administration of the college said they will meet on March 5 to discuss the issue and take ‘appropriate’ action against the professor.