Marks Jihad remark by a Delhi University professor is still in the talks. When Delhi University released its first merit list for admission, Kerala state board students were having most of the admission among other state boards. Students from Kerala reserved the maximum seats in popular courses of prominent colleges. After which, a professor of Kirorimal College stated that there is a conspiracy in it and used the terms Marks Jihad.
This statement had created controversy on social media and between others. Recently, Kerala higher education minister R Bindu wrote a letter to the Union Education Minister. In the letter, there was a demand for action against the DU professor Rakesh Kumar Pandey. As the term Marks Jihad is communally sensitive and disrespectful for a community.
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Besides Kerala’s plea against the professor other students and teachers also condemned the remark. Students Federation of India (SFI) after this alleged that many students admission are being denied by various colleges. After which the University released a notice. Which states that University strongly denies all its allegations. As being a central University it equally values the academic credentials of all students.
Moreover, NSUI and AISA members also protested against the professor. They demanded the suspension of the professor from the varsity. However, professor Rakesh Kumar Pandey refuses to have an apology. Further said that he has arguments that support his views.