The Jadavpur College professor who triggered protests after he in contrast a virgin lady to a “sealed bottle” on a Fb submit has been taken off his duties. Kanak Sarkar, who taught Worldwide Relations on the college in south Kolkata, was eliminated after a student-teacher committee discovered his Fb submit offensive.
Jadavpur College Vice-Chancellor Suranjan Das criticised the professor for his misogynistic feedback, saying it has “sullied” the picture of the establishment.
The college’s Division of Worldwide Relations in an announcement stated they’re in search of a professor to switch Mr Sarkar. The division head, Omprakash Mishra, stated a number of allegations of misconduct additionally surfaced towards the professor.
Right here is the assertion launched by the college:
Jadavpur College professor Kanak Sarkar who made controversial remarks in a Fb submit has been divested of his duties with instant impact. pic.twitter.com/OlmdshSSUI
– ANI (@ANI) January 16, 2019
Kanak Sarkar had likened a virgin lady to a “sealed bottle” or “packet” in a Fb submit on Sunday. He later deleted the submit and justified the motion in one other submit claiming freedom of speech.
The professor, nonetheless defiant, later stated it was supposed for “enjoyable” amongst a bunch of pals on social media and “not for public consumption”.
“Somebody took a screenshot of the submit and forwarded it, which triggered the response. I didn’t intend to harm anybody’s sentiment or insult any lady,” he stated.
Within the submit, he additionally requested if somebody was keen to purchase a bottle of chilly drink or a packet of biscuits with a damaged seal, including, “most boys, virgin wife is like angel.”
Different allegations additionally surfaced towards the professor, which the Vice-Chancellor stated he has taken notice of. On Monday, a journalist alleged Kanak Sarkar as soon as requested a woman scholar if she needs to develop into a mannequin as her “determine” was “very model-like”.
College students marched to the vice-chancellor’s office yesterday and gave a letter demanding the instant termination of Mr Sarkar’s employment. In addition they boycotted his courses.
The Nationwide Fee for Girls has requested the West Bengal police chief to probe the incident and take motion. The West Bengal Fee for Girls has additionally sought an evidence from Kanak Sarkar.