After a controversy erupted over a question in Sharda University’s BA Political Science question paper, asking students the similarities between Fascism, Nazism and Hindutva, the university has now y constituted a committee to look into the matter and also suspended the concerned teacher.
Sharda University, informing about the development on Twitter, said it has constituted a committee comprising three senior faculty members to look into the matter in its entirety. The committee is expected to submit a report as early as possible, it said.
“It has come to the notice of the university that certain question asked during the mid-term examination, from the students of 1st year BA Political Science (Hons) have attracted a lot of attention on the social media and electronic platforms which may have potential for social disharmony,” the university said.
The question, which sparked the controversy, had asked students: “Do you find any similarities between Fascism/Nazism and Hindu right wing (Hindutva)? Elaborate with arguments”.
The university informed that it will look into the possibility of bias in the questions asked from the BA political science students, pending this inquiry, the university has suspended the concerned faculty.
— Sharda University (@sharda_uni) May 6, 2022
Further expressing regrets, the university noted: “The University fraternity is totally averse to any line of thought which distorts the great national identity and the inclusive culture inherent in our national ethos.”
“As an institution of higher learning, we are committed to the large mission of civilisation revival that celebrated the best of our religion, tradition, history and culture that have shaped not just the idea of India, but all the facets of human knowledge on the world stage,” it further said.
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