Students win Jung, professor Basu to go
OT, September 12, 2011 IST
Okhla Times Campus Reporter/JMI
Professor P.K. Basu, a guest lecturer who was at the centre of controversy since he made anti-university and Muslim remark in a MBA class on September 7, is going to be prosecuted by the authorities. Senior JMI authorities have decided to prosecute Basu for libel and terminate all future association with him, claims university officials. JMI authorities have taken serious note of inflammatory comments and unacceptable remarks made by Basu.
Terming the remark personal and communal against students and the University, authorities say it caused deep anguish among students and faculty, sated a release issued by the media coordinator.
The development has come as surprise for many agitating students who had never thought that the university would go so far and prosecute him. A student leader, who was part of this movement, tells OKHLA TIMES on the condition anonymity: “We are happy with the development. We had not expected such a move. It is going in the right direction.”
The decision was only taken after some ten students went on to meet JMI Vice Chancellor Najeeb Jung at about 11 A.M. A student, who was part of the delegation, says: “Of the ten students only a few were allowed to discuss the issue with the VC.” Since the professor made the remark, a Muslim body Students’ Islamic Organisation (SIO) has been at the forefront of the campaign, seeking his sacking.
But some alumni of Centre for Management Studies are not happy with the development.
Professor Basu has a meeting with some senior alumni at about 9 P.M today.
But it appears that a few people in the department don’t want him back, claims a former student.
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