Thursday, April 08, 2010

An Elegy for Mr Siras

Mr Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras, a professor at AMU, was suspended and hounded out of the university because some hoodlums saw it fit to criminally videograph an intimate encounter of his, and after they submitted the video to the "authorities".

I wrote about it here.

His suspension was illegal and was stayed by the Allahabad High Court.

From this news report:
Today the High Court not only stayed the suspension order but also allowed him to apply for the post of professorship in his department for which he is the most eligible candidate being the seniormost teacher in the department.

The court also stayed the restriction on his movement. Following the suspension and a disciplinary inquiry, Dr Siras had been prohibited from moving out of Aligarh.
From another article:
Unfortunately, from other reports it does appear that the university authorities were complicit in this act. The reports suggest that some members of the AMU’s executive committe, with the full knowledge of its vice chancellor, commissioned TV journalists to shoot the video. It would then appear that the charges of “gross misconduct” would better apply to the very people who have tried to frame Siras in such an illegal and immoral manner
Yesterday, Mr Siras was found dead in his room.

No words.

1 comment:

Ketan said...

Truly unfortunate. :(