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Refusing to communicate with a professor calling a Dalit student ‘unholy’; File a complaint

A professor at Visva-Bharati University in West Bengal has accused a Dalit student of refusing to communicate with him, calling him unholy. Police have registered a case against the professor after the student lodged a complaint in this regard. The complainant student is studying economics. It is unfortunate that even in the 21st century, there are cases of racial slurs and discrimination against students in universities.

According to the information given by the student to PTI, “Today I suddenly met Professor Sumit Basu in a tea shop in Shyambati area of ​​Bolpur. Sumit Basu used racist insults against me. And they said they didn’t want to talk to me. He said that if he spoke to a person from Scheduled Caste (SC) community, he would lose his dignity. They also threatened to kill me and called me a Dalit and unholy. I have lodged a complaint against him at the Santiniketan police station, ”said Professor Basu in the complaint.

Meanwhile, Sumit Basu, a Manipuri dance teacher at Sangeet Bhavan, has also lodged a complaint with the police alleging that the student had abused and beaten him. Meanwhile, the VBU issued a show cause notice to Sudipta Bhattacharya, a professor of economics, for allegedly inciting students against the vice-chancellor. Sudipta has been suspended a few days ago.

 

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