IIT-K asked to kick 4 ‘casteist’ teach­ers out

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Lucknow: The Na­tional Com­mis­sion for Sched­uled Castes (NCSC) has di­rected the IIT Kan­pur man­age­ment to sus­pend four of its pro­fes­sors found guilty of pass­ing casteist re­marks against a Dalit fac­ulty mem­ber and lodge an FIR against them.

Ex­press­ing its dis­plea­sure over the man­age­ment’s in­ac­tion on the is­sue, the com­mis­sion also di­rected in­sti­tute di­rec­tor Prof Manin­dra Agar­wal to sub­mit an ac­tion taken re­port by May 1.

In April, Agar­wal, along with se­nior fac­ulty mem­bers, had ap­peared be­fore the NCSC to present an in­quiry re­port per­tain­ing to ha­rass­ment al­le­ga­tions raised by as­sis­tant pro­fes­sor Dr Subra­ma­nium Sun­drela of the Aero­space Depart­ment.

Ear­lier, Agar­wal had con­sti­tuted a three-mem­ber com­mit­tee to probe into Sun­drela’s al­le­ga­tions. The com­mit­tee found all the four guilty of ha­rass­ment. How­ever, the IIT-K Board sug­gested a com­pro­mise. Sun­drela turned down the of­fer and ap­proached NCSC.

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