Prof from CUJ stokes JNU fire; makes derogatory remarks against hindus

Jammu, 2 March: A professor of the Central University of Jammu (CUJ) has made derogatory remarks against Hindus and this incident has raged the anger of the students. After the defamatory remarks of the professor, students of Jammu University (JU) have taken this matter to the higher authorities and an inquiry against the professor has been initiated.

Highly placed sources said a written complaint in this regard had been lodged against the professor for allegedly hurting sentiments of a particular religion. “A copy of the complaint has already been forwarded to the Vice Chancellor (VC) of CUJ, Prof Ashok Aima, to investigate the matter,” a source said, adding that the Vice Chancellor of CUJ had been asked to complete the investigation in a given dead line.

According to the written complaint, it said that a seminar was organised by an NGO on “Pluralism in J&K: Crisis and the way forward” on February 18 in the seminar hall of Business School of University of Jammu.

During the seminar, Prof Nandani Bhattacharya, Head, Department of English, CUJ, had made extremely derogatory remarks against Hindu religion.

The statement allegedly was made intentionally to hurt religious sentiments of the followers of Hindu religion. It was against a particular section and was made deliberately to create a divide among students the complaint read. The complain further added that appropriate action against the professor should be taken for trying to generate hatred and enmity among students of Jammu University.

Manmohan Kumar, a student of Jammu University, who has written the letter, said the complaint had been lodged before the Chancellor of Jammu University and HRD Minister so as to keep a check on such activities so they can never be repeated again.

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