There have been various opinions about what has been going on at the Kerala Law Academy. While some have been supporting Dr Lekshmi Nair, others have been criticising her to the extent of denigrating her. Just yesterday, Madhyamam, a Malayalam news daily published a cartoon depicting her with donkey ears, as an animal to be controlled.
Over various charges of harassment, oppression and favouritism, Lekshmi Nair, the principal of the college was forced to step down on Tuesday. The Students Federation of India (SFI) came out with an official statement that the celebrity chef and television personality should step away for five years.
Her acts as an educator may have been condemnable but such a caricature of her persona comes across more as a personal attack. Lekshmi Nair who had earlier written an open letter in the Kochi Post, tried to clear her stand on the issue and charges against her management. She had stated the allegations charged upon her to be ‘far from the truth’. She also expressed whether the problem is about her being a woman or her rules.