New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday came down heavily on any kind of protest demonstrations by students on the premises of educational institutions.

“How can an educational institution run if you organise satyagrahas and carry placards? You are not Mahatma Gandhi,” a Vacation Bench observed while dismissing the appeal of a girl student, Indulekha Joseph, against her rustication from college.

A student of St. George’s College at Aruvithura, Kottayam, Ms. Joseph claimed she undertook the protest to expose some alleged irregularities in the institution. The Bench rejected the plea of her counsel that she had tendered an unconditional apology and so should be pardoned. — PTI