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Manipal Institute of Technology suspends professor for calling Muslim student ‘terrorist’

A video from Bengaluru's Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT) went viral on social media on Monday because it showed a Muslim student arguing with his professor for allegedly referring to him as a "terrorist."

By wasmulhaq 
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Bengaluru: A video from Bengaluru’s Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT) went viral on social media on Monday because it showed a Muslim student arguing with his professor for allegedly referring to him as a “terrorist.”

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The student and the aforementioned professor resolved the conflict, and after that, the professor apologized. However, the university suspended the professor when the video went viral on social media.

In the video, an altercation ensues after the MIT student from Udupi questions the department’s assistant professor. The lecturer added, though, that it was said in a lighthearted way. As an answer, the student said, “26/11 is not humorous, and being a Muslim and dealing with such things is not funny.”

MIT suspended the professor and launched an internal investigation after the video went viral. “On this matter, appropriate action is being taken, and we are taking the necessary steps.” The professor has been suspended from the college, and the student is receiving counseling, “S P Kar, Manipal University’s director of public relations, told the media.”

“It is difficult to identify the exact conversation that led to the event, which happened during one of his routine meetings. As a result, we made a spontaneous decision. The fact that nobody anticipated this has made the student extremely concerned, as Kar said.

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Ashok Swain, a professor of peace and conflict resolution at Uppsala University, also tweeted about the video, saying, “A professor in a class room in India calling a Muslim student “terrorist”—this is what it has been to be a minority in India.

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