Jamia Professor says he `failed non-Muslim college students`; college suspends him, orders probe


New Delhi: A Jamia Millia Islamia professor on Thursday (March 26) posted a controversial tweet stating that he had “failed 15 non-Muslim students” in an examination, sparking reactions from completely different quarters compelling the college to droop him and order an inquiry towards him.

Jamia Millia Islamia additionally took to social media and tweeted, “Dr. Abrar Ahmad, Asstt Professor of @jmiu_official tweeted in public domain as to failing 15 non-muslim students in an exam. This is a serious misconduct inciting communal disharmony under CCS CONDUCT RULES.The university suspends him pending inquiry.”

Professor Dr Abrar Ahmed reportedly said that his tweet had been “misunderstood” and he had posted it as a “satire” on how minorities are being “targeted” by the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA).

On Wednesday, he tweeted, “All my students r (are) passed except 15 non muslims, who’ve to re-appear #CAA. If you protest #CAAProtests, I have 55 students in my favour #caasupport. Majority will teach U lesson if protest not ends #riot. Due to #corona your symbols of protest be erased. I wonder why they hate me?”

Ahmed, who later deleted the tweet, added, “It was a Satire, Parody, a co-relation to explain how Minorities are being targeted by CAA and it would as Bad as a teacher saying that all minority students are failed and have to reappear.” 

He additional added that no such examination had been performed throughout this session and all college students had handed within the exams held within the earlier semester.

“The only mistake I have done is to accommodate so many concepts in so less words (Twitter limit), and this Satire or Sarcasm has been taken in sense that was not intended,” he mentioned, including that he has been instructing for over 12 years and no pupil has ever complained of discrimination towards him.

“Now, since university has ordered an enquiry in this issue, everything will be clear soon,” he was quoted as saying.