DU prof. suspended over FB post

Published - September 26, 2017 02:05 am IST - NEW DELHI

Kedar Kumar Mandal, an assistant professor at Dayal Sigh College, was suspended on Monday over a Facebook post, college governing body chairman Amitabh Sinha said.

Professor Mandal had posted on social media “Durga is the very much sexy prostitutr in the Indian Methology (sic)”, a comment criticised by a large section of society. Offended by the Facebook post, members of the National Democratic Teachers Front lodged a complaint against Mr. Mandal at Lodhi Road police station on Saturday.

Mr. Sinha said that the governing body of the college has set up a four-member committee to probe the incident and decide on the quantum of punishment. “Until the committee submits its report, Prof. Mandal has been suspended from entering the college,” said Mr. Sinha.

He added that the decision was taken keeping in mind — public sentiment, law and order issue on campus as well as the safety of Prof. Mandal.

The college said a notice summoning him for the meeting on Monday to offer a justification was sent to Prof. Mandal’s official address, but he was not available to collect it.

The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad also organised a protest outside the college to call for the suspension of the professor.

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