Lucknow University Expels Student Who Slapped Professor

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Nearly three months after he slapped a Dalit affiliate professor within the Division of Hindi, the Lucknow College (LU) has lastly expelled Kartik Pandey, an MA first 12 months, second semester (Sanskrit) pupil with speedy impact.

Vidyanand Tripathi, registrar, said, “The college has not solely expelled Kartik Pandey however in future, he is not going to be admitted to the college or some other affiliated faculties of the college.”

Pandey had slapped Ravikant Chandan, a Dalit affiliate professor, throughout a protest on Might 18 this 12 months. Protests erupted towards the professor for his alleged remarks throughout a web based YouTube debate on the Kashi Vishwanath-Gyanvapi advanced row.

On Might 10, there was an enormous uproar on the campus as a piece of scholars gheraoed Prof Ravikant Chandan, who alleged that they threatened to kill him.

Per week later, on Might 18, Pandey slapped Prof Ravikant Chandan in entrance of the Arts School constructing in presence of the varsity’s safety guard.

The college motion comes after the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad Excessive Court docket on July 11 had requested the LU officers as to what motion has been taken relating to the incident.

Vice chancellor Prof Alok Kumar Rai, primarily based on a report submitted by proctor Rakesh Dwivedi and dean of pupil welfare Poonam Tandon on July 31, expelled the scholar.

Reacting to his expulsion, Pandey mentioned, “College is doing injustice to me. The matter was pending earlier than the courtroom.”

In the meantime, Prof Ravikant Chandan mentioned on Wednesday, “It’s higher late than by no means. I’m glad that vice-chancellor Prof Alok Kumar Rai and the college administration took word of the Might 18 incident when a pupil slapped me. I’m hopeful that the college can even act towards the bunch of scholars who threatened to kill me on Might 10.”

The LU Lecturers Affiliation (LUTA) has additionally welcomed the choice. “We absolutely help the College’s resolution. A pupil shouldn’t take such a step, and that too towards a trainer,” LUTA mentioned in an announcement.

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