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Show cause to AMU professor for inciting religious feelings

By wasmulhaq 
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The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) administration today issued a show cause notice to a professor when he seems to have intentionally referred in his presentation to Hindu gods in a slide about instances of rape in mythology. His act “hurt the sentiments of Hindu students and staff.

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The university has directed Associate Professor Dr. Jitendra Kumar to respond to the matter within 24 hours.

The Aligarh Muslim University and the Faculty of Medicine strongly condemned the content of a slide on the mythical reference of rape and issued a show-cause notice to Dr Jitendra Kumar for hurting the religious sentiments of the students, staff, and citizens, a statement issued by the university said.

Enquiry against professor

The university has decided to set up a two-member enquiry committee on the recommendation of the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Professor Rakesh Bhargava, to investigate the matter and suggest steps to make sure that this kind of incident should not be repeated in the future.

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It added that Dr Jitendra Kumar has tendered an unconditional apology for his mistake.

The slide sparked a massive controversy when it was shared on social media.

Hurting any particular religion in any way is a condemnable act. The AMU professor’s actions really hurt the sentiments of Hindu students and staff.

 

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