Sisodia asks Ambedkar University not to fine student for 'slur remarks'

According to sources, the Delhi government has also asked the university not to take any action against the student for her remarks

Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia
Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia
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IANS

Days after a student of Ambedkar University was fined Rs 5,000 for allegedly making 'slur remarks' against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, sources in Delhi government said the university has been directed to cancel the imposed fine.

Sources told IANS that the Delhi government has also asked the university not to take any action against the student for her remarks. A direction in this regard has been issued by Manish Sisodia on Monday.

"Manish Sisodia has issued directions to the principal secretary of higher education to ensure that the fine imposed on the student of Ambedkar University is cancelled and make sure that she faces no action for her remarks," sources in the Delhi government said.

As per the information, on June 30, the university had imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 on a final semester student of MA in Performance Studies for her alleged remarks made during an online convocation programme of the university in December last year.


In an order, the university proctor said, "An incident of use of slur/distasteful/other remarks in the YouTube thread during the 9th annual convocation of AUD on December 23, 2020 by Neha had come to the notice of the proctorial board. The board, after having ground through the case, had constituted a sub-committee to inquire into the incident and give its report."

The sub-committee had resolved that the comments made on the public platform about the university community, chief guest and guest of honour were baseless and disrespectful and clearly amounted to a deliberate attempt to defame and disrespect the university community.

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