As Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan on Saturday reiterated his stand in favour of the new citizenship law, the inauguration of the Indian History Congress in Kannur was marred by protest from delegates including the History Congress’ acting president Irfan Habib.
Following the protest, Khan had to abruptly end his inaugural address and get off the dais.
The governor later tweeted, “Irfan Habib tried on stage to disrupt inaugural address questioning Governor’s right to quote Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad, shouting that he should quote Godse. He pushed Governor’s ADC and Security Officer, who prevented his unseemly gesture.’’
Khan said he did not start talking about the CAA issue, but “since you have raised the issue, I am duty-bound to respond”.