K.N. Panikkar: “Ideologically Kerala society has become communal, even if it is not expressed in any terms.”
DR K.N. PANIKKAR, a historian known for his consistent commitment to secularism, democracy and human rights, is the Vice-Chairman of the Kerala State Higher Education Council and the Chairman of the Kerala Council for Historical Research. He is a former Professor and Dean at the School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and a former Vice Chancellor of Sree Sankaracharya University in Kerala.
The Forum of Religious for Justice and Peace has sought the reinstatement of the Kerala professor, who was dismissed by a Church-run college after fanatics attacked him for allegedly insulting Islam.
The national forum of Catholic Religious during its executive committee meeting wrote to the bishop of Kothamangalam, urging him to reinstate the professor.