Bengaluru: Students of the premier National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru are up in arms against a professor who had earlier this week chastised a girl student for wearing shorts to the class.
As per reports, the girl student in question is a third-year BA, LLB (Hons) student.
She was scorned before the entire class and asked to 'dress properly' by the professor when she wore a pair of shorts to his class on Monday.
When the girl student objected to his objectionable remarks, the professor allegedly went a step further and cast aspersions on her ‘character’, before saying she could choose to ‘come to class without a dress also’.
Taken aback by the professor's ‘derogatory remarks’, the entire class, while expressing solidarity with the girl student, turned up in shorts at the professor's class on Wednesday.
They are also demanding that the college institute an independent fact-finding committee to probe the matter.
“We find such behaviour extremely unacceptable, especially from a professor, who students are expected to consider as a role model. The behaviour goes against the spirit of this institution. Therefore, we believe it is imperative that such aberrant actions be denounced by the university with immediate effect. We also demand that a public apology be issued by the teacher in question to the student and the institution as a whole,” the students said in a statement.
“It is not our intention to colour the professor as sexist… We leave it to an independent enquiry to pass judgment. Our point is that derogatory remarks were passed against our batchmate that no teacher should, and there is a patent lack of responsibility being displayed about the same,” they added.
Meanwhile, Vice-Chancellor R Venkata Rao has convened a faculty meeting on April 11 to discuss the issue, The Hindu reported.