Muslim professor suspended on alleged sexual harassment charge in AMU.
Special Correspondent | Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh), India | Dec 6, 2013:: This is a simple case of proposal about experiencing mufa'khathat (thighing) or hand-job with a girl student of Law Department of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) by her professor in the same department. But the situation went public after repeated efforts of that student failured to restrain her professor in law department.
An Aligarh Muslim University professor of Law Department was suspended on Thursday after he was accused of sexual harassment by a first year student of LLM.
The professor teaches Women and Law as well as Criminal Law and Gender Justice. Professor Shabbir's profile as available on AMU's website shows that his thrust areas of teaching are women and law, administrative law, criminal law and criminal justice system, comparative family laws, law and human rights; law, domestic violence and family court, humanitarian laws and gender justice, etc.
AMU registrar Group Captain Shahrukh Shamshad confirmed that Professor Mohammad Shabbir has been suspended on charges of misconduct following complaint by a student pursuing LLM first year.
The suspension was confirmed by AMU registrar Group Captain Shahrukh Shamshad.
Hailing from Kashmir, the victim student Aysha (name changed) complained to Dean of Law Faculty Professor Iqbal Ali Khan against the accused Professor Shabbir.
However, the complaint has not been filed as `sexual harassment’’, said Shahrukh Shamshad.
The university authorities said after the student complained of misconduct, a preliminary investigation was launched following which the professor Shabbir was suspended.
A detailed inquiry has been ordered into the matter, he added.
According to sources, the university had suspended Professor Shabbir on similar charges of sexual harassment eight years ago on a complaint of US-based university girl student who had come on a visit. After going back to the US, she had lodged a complaint with the US embassy in this regard which was forwarded to the AMU authorities. Shabbir was suspended on the charges then as well. After four months, the inquiry had given him a clean chit and his suspension was revoked.
From a reliable source, it has been confirmed that the accused professor asked the girl students whether she posed a devout follower Islam by maintaining female genital mutilation. As the girl disagreed the matter of female genital mutilation in Islam, the professor started giving various examples of free sex in Islam and described Mohammad, the chief pontiff of prostitution within family and relations.
Hearing such comments the girl student protested all about. But in the lonely terrace of the Department Professor Shabbir started hugging sexually with the girl student with inserting his hands under the Burka.