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Afghan students claim discrimination by Indian counterparts February 5, 2007

Posted by C.A.R.D in Afghan discrimination, Afghan students, anti-Afghan, Card, Discriminate, Discrimination, Indian discrimination, Lucknow University, Racism, racism against Afghans, Racist, Ram Prakash Singh.

On meeting the Lucknow University (LU) Vice-Chancellor, Prof Ram Prakash Singh, on Monday, students from Afghanistan alleged that their Indian counterparts at times abuse and harass them. Giving a patient hearing to the students, Singh assured them that necessary steps will be taken if their complaints are found to be genuine.

Students urged the V-C to reinstate the Afghan student, who had been placed under suspension after he reportedly beat up an LU student near the Tagore Library last Thursday. “The Afghan students claimed that their friend has been wrongfully dragged into the case. They also asked me to reinstate their friend and take tough action against the local student, Sanjeev Kumar, who was injured during the clash,’’ said the V-C. “An inquiry has already been initiated in this matter. The culprits will definitely not be spared,’’ added the V-C.

Meanwhile, the V-C on Monday took stock of the situation of practical examinations in a meeting with the administrative officials. During the meeting, it was decided that the number of external examiners will be reduced to one from the existing two (One External, one Internal).

“This will make the system more efficient and cost-effective,” said LU officials.
It was also decided that most external examiners will be from Lucknow. Also, one examiner will be given more work to reduce the costs further. College teachers will also be sent as external examiners to other colleges.
The V-C also directed the heads to ensure that teaching is started immediately in the next semester and the courses are completed within the stipulated time. “Holidays should be curtailed and extra classes be held if necessary,” the V-C said.

He directed that classes for the start next semester, even in those courses where examinations are delayed due to court orders, be started on time.

CARD {Citizens Against Racism and Discimination} Source: expressindia.com

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