Alumnus flayed for calling Jamia VC Najeeb Jung
OT, October 31, 2012 10:38 IST
Okhla Times Campus Reporter/JMI
An email by Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) alumnus Baseer Siddiqui in Tauheed Khan’s run Jamia Millia Alumni Yahoo Directory has sparked a controversy.
In that email Baseer Siddiqui, who claims himself to be a pass out of Computer Engineering '06 from JMI, has called JMI vice chancellor Najeeb Jung a ‘crook’.
A senior JMI alumnus and co-founder of Jamialive.com told OKHLATIMES that he was shocked at the language used by Baseer against the VC.
“He is a sitting VC of our university and has had made positive contributions as well. We may agree to disagree with some of his stands but calling names without first hand information is a dangerous trend and in a bad taste. If not anything else, it just shows us in a bad light.”
Other JMI alumni declined to comment on the issue.
Tauheed Khan, moderator of the directory, told OKHLATIMES that he has warned Baseer for using such a language. What has come as a surprise for many is that how come Khan, who is known for editing and blocking posts, allowed such indecent email that too against the VC go by. On many occasions Khan has been accused of blocking and even rewriting posts per his wishes.
However, in this case Khan defended himself and said: “I had discussed the issue with the alumnus and reminded him that he was using harsh words. I hope that from now onwards the alumnus will no use such language.”
The letter that is at the centre of controversy was forwarded by another Jamia alumnus and we produce it here. Baseer Siddiqui wrote: “It is a matter of concern and sorrow that crooks like Mr. Najeeb are delivering Prof. Mohd. Mujeeb Memorial Lecture on a topic that is not his area of expertise by miles nor he is helping Prof. Mujeeb's cause. Either we have dearth of able scholars which I doubt or Director of Dr. Zakir Husain Institute of Islamic Studies wants some more perks from him.
“To me 92nd foundation day was a day to weep then to joy given the current state of affairs in Jamia where values are put on shelf and corruption is rampant.
Barbaad-e-Gulistan ke liye ek hi Ulloo kafi tha
May people do some introspection and take heed!”
Thanks for reading,
The authority’s stand on the whole issue is not known.
CAPTION: Jamia Millia Islamia’s Vice-Chancellor Najeeb Jung (OT Photo)
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