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J&K professor booked for preparing 'obscene' question paper

india Updated: Dec 23, 2010 16:14 IST
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A senior professor of Kashmir University has been booked by the Jammu and Kashmir Police on charges of setting up a question paper with "obscene content".

Professor Shad Ramzan, who is a senior professor of Kashmiri at the University, has been charged for "obscenity" in a question of translation in a paper, Inspector General of Police, Kashmir Zone, SM Sahai said.

Sahai, however, said the professor has not been arrested so far.

Professor Ramzan, a 2009 Sahitya Academy Award winner, had asked 1st year Bachelor of Arts students to translate an English paragraph into Kashmiri.

Terming the charges against him as "academic terrorism", Professor Ramzan said the paragraph put in the examination paper was about the biological facts pertaining to the female anatomy.

"From seventh class to MBBS, it is being taught all across India. I took this paragraph from a text book of Unani medicine. The police should first book the author (of that book) and then they should book the people who prescribed it. They should also ban medical colleges and MBBS course because it is all being taught there," he told PTI.

The Professor said the government should also "ban poets like Ghalib, Rasool Mir and Sadat Hasan Manto," adding, "What I have said is not a sin or crime".

Earlier this month, police had arrested a lecturer of Gandhi Memorial College, affiliated with Kashmir University, who had set up an examination paper in which students were asked to translate from Urdu to English a passage which stated the alleged human rights violations committed by security forces in the state.