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Justice Ganguly resigns as NUJS honorary professor

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  Kolkata, January 03, 2014
First Published: 18:04 IST(3/1/2014) | Last Updated: 21:50 IST(3/1/2014)

Justice (retired) Ashok Ganguly has resigned from the position of honorary professor of the National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS). Almost a week ago, faculty members of the university wanted the institution to sever all ties with the former Supreme Court judge.

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In December last year NUJS faculty members appealed to its executive council to dissociate the institution from Ganguly following an allegation of molestation by a former student when she was interning under him.

"I have been associated with NUJS in various capacities in the past and currently I was an honorary professor there. But today I have sent my resignation. It is true that a section of the teachers there did not want me but there was a section who were with me. However, in principle I thought this would be the right thing to do," Ganguly said, adding, "I saw that it (his association) was becoming a burden on the university."


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