SIO demands sacking of Jamia professor for hateful speech in class
By Rizwan Khatik - Sat Sep 10, 4:01 am
New Delhi: The Students Islamic Organisation of India (SIO) has demanded immediate dismissal of a Jamia Millia Islamia professor for his alleged hateful statements against the Muslim community and Jamia itself during a postgraduate business management class at the campus.
Prof. P.K. Basu who (during class) allegedly abused students of MBA (Sem-I), JMI and the Muslim community as a whole, on the day blasts rocked Delhi High Court (7th September).
“His statement is an attack on the credibility of Jamia Millia Islamia as an educational institution, and cannot be tolerated in any circumstances whatsoever,” said Ajmal V, Zonal President of SIO JMI.
Ajmal quoted the professor as saying: “Jamia Millia Islamia is a third class minority institution and you (students) are idiots, stupids, illiterate fools …. I can see the quality of professors, who are teaching here.”
Ajmal further alleged that the professor pointed towards a girl who was wearing burqa and said “you black head girl, why you are wearing this dress while it is being banned in some countries.” His acrimonious attacks made the girl cry. He pronounced many other abuses that better not be quoted here for the sake of decency, added Ajmal.
Ajmal averred: “This only proves how badly he suffers from press-acquired Islamophobia. Why he did bring in these comments in the class is still unknown, but the kind of mind he has is no less than that of myopic saffron communal bigots here in India. SIO believes that such hateful remarks are indeed unfortunate by a professor who in ideal circumstances should have fought against such irrational-hatred directed against a particular community. We are sorry for his contaminated thoughts and prejudiced mind. And of course such racism and intolerance could not and should not be allowed to wantonly go on in the campus. We demand his immediate sacking from all public positions he upholds, and off course his apologies to students, JMI and the Muslim community as a whole.”
The largest Muslim students body has asked the student community to raise their voice against this kind of comments intellectually and not be a silent listener but should be a fierce debater in the classroom.
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