Abrar Ahmad, an assistant professor at Jamia University had said on Twitter on Wednesday that he has chosen to fail 15 non-Muslim students who didn’t support the agitation against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

The protest site at Jamia University being cleared during the Delhi lockdown. (PTI)

A Jamia Millia Islamia University professor had tweeted about deliberately failing 15 of his students who were non-Muslims. After public outrage on social media over his tweet, the university has now suspended the professor.

Abrar Ahmad, an assistant professor at Jamia University had said on Twitter on Wednesday that he has chosen to fail 15 non-Muslim students who didn’t support the agitation against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

The university has announced his suspension while also ordering an inquiry.

Jamia University has 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.

The professor tweet on Wednesday immediately triggered people on Twitter calling for action against him saying such communal behaviour cannot be tolerated at a national university.

The Jamia Millia Islamia University has seen protests over CAA, NRC and NPR since December. On December 15, the protests turned violent and Delhi Police barged into the university premises and allegedly beat up students.

The protests outside the university gates grew in large numbers ever since. It has been called off now over threats of coronavirus spread.

Jamia University has been the epicentre of anti-CAA protests since December when the brutal police action on students triggered nationwide outrage and universities across the country were up in arms to protest against the government.

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