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Jamia Milia Islamia suspends professor for allegedly failing 15 students who supported CAA

India Blooms 2020-03-26 16:13:52

New Delhi/IBNS: Jamia Milia Islamia University has suspended a professor for allegedly inciting communal disharmony by failing 15 non-muslim students for supporting the Citizenship Amendment Act(CAA), media reports said.

Taking cognizance of Dr Abrar Ahmad's act, the varsity described it serious misconduct even as an inquiry against the professor is pending.

Dr. Abrar Ahmad, Asstt Professor of @jmiu_official tweeted in public domain as to failing 15 non-muslim students in an exam. This is a serious misconduct inciting communal disharmony under CCS CONDUCT RULES.The university suspends him pending inquiry.@DrRPNishank @HRDMinistry

— Jamia Millia Islamia (Central University) (@jmiu_official) March 25, 2020

Dr Ahmad is an assistant professor at Jamia Milia University in Delhi. After his tweet went viral, the assistant professor said "it was sarcasm and that his tweet was “parody”, Times Now reported. He has enabled the protection feature of his Twitter account after his tweet triggered controversy, said the report.

The report said that the professor tweeted after the 24X7 CAA protest at gate no.7 of the university was lifted by Jamia Coordination Committee citing coronavirus outbreak.

“With a heavy heart but great hope in our hearts, we temporarily suspend the ongoing 24 hours sit-in protest at Gate no. 7, JMI and appeal to all protesters to kindly take the situation with utmost seriousness and save themselves and others from this fatal illness,” it said in a statement, reported the news organisation.

What is CAA?

The CAA is the amended citizenship act which will grant citizenship to Hindu, Sikh, Parsi, Buddhist, Jain, Christian but not Muslim refugees who came to India before 2015.