JU Prof dubs Bhagat Singh as terrorist

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Nov 29: A Jammu University Professor today described Shaheed Bhagat Singh as a terrorist thus inviting controversy and sharp reaction from the students following which the Vice-Chancellor ordered a probe into the matter for necessary action against the erring faculty member.
During a lecture in the class room, Prof Tajudeen of the Department of Political Science termed Bhagat Singh as a terrorist of Indian freedom struggle era. “Terrorism Yahan Bhi Hua, Aazadi Ke Daur Mai. Bhagat Singh, Hum Unko Hero Bnate Hain…they were also terrorists,” he is heard in a video clip, which was captured by a student during the lecture in class room.
After the matter was brought into the notice of Jammu University authorities by some students, who were agitated over highly objectionable remarks of the Professor, Vice-Chancellor Prof Manoj Kumar Dhar ordered constitution of an inquiry committee to look into the matter and submit him a report for further action.
An inquiry committee, headed by Dean Academic Affairs Prof Keshav Sharma will look into the matter and submit a report to the Vice-Chancellor for necessary action, said JU spokesman Vinay Thussoo.