Fires a Professor And Serves Her With A Notice To Pay 99 Crore Fine
Privacy is always a matter of concern for billions of social media users worldwide. Most accounts get hacked easily.
The information of account holders is compromised as well as stolen. In addition to this, some users face a bigger problem in the form of financial scams.
Misuse of their account information and posts is another major issue users face. There have been many instances of such issues.
One such instance has come to light one more time.
St Xavier’s University has become a part of such a controversy.
What Is The Controversy?
This Kolkata-based University has recently slammed its female professor with a defamation notice for damaging the reputation of the university.
The university has sacked her from the job. She has also been asked to pay 99 crore INR as well. More importantly, the university has also asked the professor to apologize.
What Is Said To Be The Professor’s Fault?
She clicked some pictures of herself in a Swimsuit. The professor posted those pictures on her own Instagram account.
If the sources are to be believed, a guardian of some student took notice of her pictures and reported them to the University about it. Furthermore, those pictures reached the university officials too.
For this reason, St Xavier’s University of Kolkata has taken these extraordinarily extreme actions against her.
Has The Professor Taken Any Action?
She has registered a complaint at the Jadavpur police station. She has filed another police complaint on this issue. The second complaint is for the purpose of seeking a probe on how her Instagram pictures were leaked to a third party. Those photos are very personal and should not have been accessible to anyone without her consent.
There is nothing improper or objectionable in wearing and swimsuit and posting it on Instagram. It is a matter of personal choice. If what the assistant professor has alleged is true then university authorities have behaved like conservative culture police, which is deplorable.
St Xavier’s University VC’s Take
The Vice-Chancellor has not responded to any phone call so far.
“It’s important to find out if her social media expression had affected her teaching duties; if not, then connecting social media expression to professional duties isn’t justified, ” said Upal Chakrabarti, assistant professor of sociology at Presidency University.
Further developments in this case are awaited. Keep coming back here as we will keep you posted about it.
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