A professor from Jamia Milia Islamia University sparked controversy after in a tweet he wrote that he “failed 15 non-muslim students.”
“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 wrote in a later deleted tweet on Wednesady.
However as people called out on him, professor Abrar Ahmed later clarified that he had been misunderstood and he posted the tweet as a “satire” on how minorities are allegedly being “targeted” by the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA).
Despite the clarification, the professor was suspended by Jamia’s authority as per a report by NDTV. Jamia also informed about the same in a tweet.
The professor later took on social media to explain that he had been misunderstood.
“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 wrote.
He also added that no examination has been conducted during the session and all the students have passed the last semester. Despite the clarification, people called out on him for prompting disharmony among the people.
“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 added.
He also said that he has been teaching at Jamia for over 12 years now and has never been roped in for any sort of discrimination.
“Now, since the university has ordered an enquiry in this issue, everything will be clear soon,” he added.
Jamia ever since CAA has been introduced has been protesting against the same. They quote CAA, which promises to give Indian citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Christians, Parsis and Jains who came to India from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh before 2015, as biased and against the Consitution.