Allahabad: The Allahabad High Court on Thursday
stayed the suspension of a Aligarh Muslim University professor
against whom the disciplinary action was taken following
reports of his involvement in a homosexual relationship.
A division bench comprising Justice Sunil Ambawani and
Justice Kashi Nath Pandey passed the order on a writ petition
filed by professor Srinivas Ramchandra Sirasi challenging the
On February 19, AMU vice chancellor P K Abdul Azis had
suspended Sirasi, a reader in the Department of Modern Indian
Languages, and asked him to vacate the varsity premises
accusing him of "misconduct" following reports of his alleged
homosexual relation with a rickshaw-puller, which had led to a
furore in the minority educational institution.
In his petition, Sirasi had refuted the charges levelled
The court, while granting relief to the petitioner, asked
the university authorities to file their counter-affidavits.