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

A senior professor of Kashmir University has been booked by the Jammu & Kashmir Police on charges of setting up a question paper with "obscene content".

Last Updated: Dec 23, 2010, 16:13 PM IST

Srinagar: A senior professor of Kashmir
University has been booked by the Jammu & 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, S M 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 reporters.

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.

PTI