New Delhi: Jamia Millia assistant professor Abrar Ahmad created a flutter on Twitter after he posted that 15 non-Muslim students under him have not passed in the exam because of their support to the Citizenship Amendment Act. The university authorities suspended him pending an inquiry following which the professor said that it was a sarcastic tweet, and was not meant to be taken seriously. Also Read - Coronavirus: On 100th Day, Anti-CAA Protest at Jamia Millia Islamia Temporarily Called Off
Facing flak from both the university authorities and social media users, the professor clarified his stand. In a letter sent to the teachers’ association, he wrote that all his students have passed. Also Read - Entered Jamia Campus to Contain Violence, Rescue Innocent Students: Delhi Police Files Report in Court
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“The post is a parody to explain how the government is discriminating a community,” Ahmad wrote. “There has been no such exam or results. It [the tweet] is just to explain an issue. I never discriminate.” “It was a satire, parody, a correlation to explain how minorities are being targeted by CAA and it would as bad as a teacher saying ‘that all minority students are failed and have to reappear’,” he added.