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Woman JNU professor files plaint against JNUTA prez, JNUSU secy

Woman JNU professor files plaint against JNUTA prez, JNUSU secy

New Delhi: A woman professor of the Jawaharlal Nehru University has filed a police complaint against JNUTA president Atul Sood and JNUSU secretary for allegedly circulating fake news and trying to disturb peace, communal harmony and incite violence and divisiveness on the campus.

Aejaz Ahmed Rather, the JNU Students' Union (JNUSU) secretary, claimed that the complainant, Professor Amita Singh of the Centre for

the Study of Law and Governance, had told him he looked like "a terrorist who has triggered 10 bomb blasts" on December 26.

In a statement, the JNU Teachers' Association (JNUTA) had condemned Singh for her alleged statement and demanded a formal inquiry into the matter. Rather said he had submitted a complaint to the Delhi Minorities Commission and the National Commission For Minorities in this regard. Singh claimed that Rather, accompanied by some students, including JNUSU president N Sai Balaji, protested outside her office on Monday, raising slogans like "Please teach them Lenin, Marx".

She said before the protest, she had written to the university's vice-chancellor (VC), apprising him of the matter and demanding security. Singh also said she had written to the VC on December 29 against the JNUTA president for "maligning her reputation". After Monday's protest, Singh also filed a police complaint.

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