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Twitter Slam Congress After Mumbai Professor Sent Away On Rahul Gandhi Remark
A Mumbai University professor Yogesh Soman was sent on leave after a video of him criticising Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for his comment on VD Savarkar went viral. The video has been shared widely.
Twitter Slam Congress After Mumbai Professor Sent Away On Remark On Rahul Gandhi
New Delhi: A Mumbai University professor Yogesh Soman was sent on leave after a video of him criticizing Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for his comment on VD Savarkar went viral. The video has been shared widely.
Professor Yogesh Soman, the Director of Mumbai University's Academy of Theatre Arts, has been sent on leave because of complaints from students, claim university authorities. However, many believe the reason behind the action is his comments attacking Rahul Gandhi.
Sending of professor on leave critics say it’s a smack of hypocrisy by the congress, which is a part of the Maharashtra ruling coalition.
“ Even before Professor Soman made the comments, at least 73 students had been protesting against him. Now some 39 students have come out in support of the professor, making it a Congress versus BJP row. The students who complained against the professor say their stand has nothing to do with politics” says university officials.
Our classes haven't been held properly. One faculty member who has a PhD in Folk Arts is teaching lighting. That is wrong," alleged student.
He has a degree in Political Science, Marathi, and Journalism. Where is his master's degree in Theatre Arts," one of the students who complained against the professor told to the news agency.
A student who supports the professor told to the news agency, "They wrote a letter against the professor to the administration. We wrote a letter supporting him. Why haven't our voices been heard?"
BJP quoted that the move against the professor is an assault on freedom of expression.
A video of the professor criticizing Rahul Gandhi for his comments on VD Savarkar had gone viral. Several other videos, including one of him repeatedly hitting an object while defending the RSS (BJP's ideological mentor Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh), were also widely circulated.
In one of the videos, Professor Soman is heard saying, "You are no Savarkar. The truth is you are not even a real Gandhi. You don't have the qualities of Gandhi in you. I protest against your 'pappugiri'." This was in reference to Rahul Gandhi saying at a Delhi rally: "My name is not Rahul Savarkar. My name is Rahul Gandhi. I will never apologize for truth."
Students pointed out that there was a complaint against the professor on November 25 but this video was made on December 14.
Union Minister for Environment and Forest Prakash Javadekar said on Thursday "He has faced this action for speaking up for Savarkar even while a Shiv Sena Chief Minister leads the state. This is a worry".
Maharashtra Congress Spokesperson Sachin Sawant said: "The professor is working on the directions of the RSS and the BJP is spreading its ideology by appointing people like him."
Online, Congress is being called out for double standards and has been slammed by many on the move.
Senior professor Yogesh Soman, Director of Academy of Theater Arts in Mumbai has been sent on obligatory leave for criticizing Rahul Gandhi’s remark against Veer Savarkar— CS Vineeta Singh 🇮🇳 (@biharigurl) January 16, 2020
Where are champions of free speech ? They can abuse PM but nobody can criticize RajKumar of Congress party.
On the other hand, where political controversy is going on, an inquiry has been set up against the professor.
Priyanka Sharma was arrested in Howrah for sharing a meme on Mamata didi— jagdish agrawal (@jkumar23939) January 17, 2020
Payal Rohatgi sent to jail for sharing video against Nehru-Gandhi dynasty
Yogesh Soman sent on compulsory leave for criticising Rahul Gandhi #NoFOEinCongRule
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