Alappuzha: Controversial poet Deepa Nishanth, who was involved in a plagiarism row, was opposed by KSU and ABVP activists for attending state youth festival in Alappuzha as a judge.
She was a chosen judge for evaluating essay writing competition. After the protests, Deepa and two other judges were shifted to another place.
The organisers stood by their decision of having Deepa as a judge on her merit as a writer and a college lecturer.
Deepa recently figured in a plagiarism row for publishing a renowned young poet’s work in her name in a magazine.