Faculty member, Amita Singh allegedly frequently targets JNUSU GS Aejaz Rather and calls him a "terrorist"
The Delhi Minorities Commission Chairman, Zafarul Islam Khan wrote a second letter to the registrar of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and directed them to release the report of the enquiry committee constituted to probe the communal and hateful remarks of a senior Professor Amita Singh against the JNU Students’ Union (JNUSU) Aejaz Ahmed Rather and other Kashmiri students.
In the first letter, the Commission had asked the varsity to constitute and enquiry committee to look into the incident in which Singh called rather a “terrorist”.
The Commission also took note of the fresh complaint by Rather against the latest series of tweets in which Singh “repeatedly attacked and targeted” him by calling him a “dangerous liar”.
In his second complaint, Rather, who is a student of Centre of Historical Studies, had alleged that Singh continues to “target him without any concrete evidence to gain political favours.”
Notably, the Professor holds senior positions such as that in Indian Council of Social Science Research and JNU Ethics Review Board.
Singh had called Rather “a terrorist who has committed 10 bomb blasts”.
The complaint read, "By such vicious and communal remarks, Prof. Singh is making my life very vulnerable to physical attacks and has mentally harassed me. In her heinous and bigoted conspiracy theories, she has falsely chosen to target and involve some Muslim students from the Centre for Study of Law and Governance (CSLG) where she teaches. This communal profiling has terrified the Muslim students in Centre for Study of Law and Governance where she is a senior faculty. The actions of Prof. Singh are defaming the secular character of JNU for which the University is known world over."
Rather filed the complaint after Singh, in a series of tweets, said that Rather was among the students who allegedly entered into the house of JNU Vice Chancellor Jagadesh Kumar on March 25. Replying to a tweet by JNU VC, in which he had complained about his house being trespassed by JNU students, she said the JNU administration should have taken swift action against Rather.
She later posted tweets demanding a “surgical aim at roaming campus seditionist” and tweeted, "MHA, Courts Take urgent action against tukdetukde gang still very active at JNU campus. Even we faculty needs a chawkidaar firm, well trained,well informed for surgical aim against the roaming campus seditionists. Would you wait for another Gauri Lankesh type incident?"
MHA, Courts Take urgent action against tukdetukde gang still very active at JNU campus. Even we faculty needs a chawkidaar firm, well trained,well informed for surgical aim against the roaming campus seditionists.Would you wait for another Gauri Lankesh type incident?
— AMITA SINGH (@amitawah) March 29, 2019
Previously, Singh hit the headlines when she demanded the public execution of 40 Kashmiri people to avenge the killing of 40 CRPF personnel in a terrorist attack in Pulwama. However, her statement was strongly condemned by the People's Democratic Party which alleged she has been peddling concocted and ridiculous allegations and it will initiate legal action against her.
JNUSU had called her actions “a stunt to gain political favours” and demanded for her resignation.The statement said, "The impunity of Amita Singh and co. is already an established fact under this Mamidala administration, as a result of which obnoxious venomous communal statements are made again and again."