NEW DELHI: Claiming threat to his life a professor at the Jamia Milila Islamia University has approached the police on Monday after his office was vandalized by staff members after he sent a petition to President Pranab Mukherjee alleging irregularities in the varsity.
Speaking to Express Obaid Siddiqui, professor at Jamia's Mass Communication Centre said “The current Vice Chancellor (Talat Ahmed) is destroying the college and whatever the good his predecessors have done. This is why I wrote to the President who is the visitor to all the universities, now he wants to stifle my voice by these acts. The Vice Chancellor is directly responsible for this”.
Jamia university authorities, rubbished the allegations of threat as baseless and maintained that it was "improper" on his part of having petitioned the President without approaching the varsity administration.
Police officials said that they have received the complaint but no FIR has been registered in this connection.
Siddiqui, had sent a petition to the President who is Visitor to the university, objecting to introduction of 5 per cent seats for wards of Jamia Millia Islamia employees, despite Delhi High Court having quashed a similar arrangement in 1997.