Jamia Journal has come in possession of a copy of a faxed letter written by Professor P.K. Basu which is addressed to the Acting Director of Center for Management Studies (CMS), Professor U.M. Amin.
The letter is dated Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, three days after his students had accused him of using offensive and defamatory remarks in class against Jamia and its students.
In his letter, Prof. Basu is requesting Prof. Amin, the director of the center, to not allow “some fundamentalist elements among 1st year MBA students to derail the secular traditions of the university.”
He goes on further to claim that everyone knows that he has “impeccable academic and secular credentials.”
What is noteworthy in the letter is the fact that he does not clearly refute the allegations made against him by his students.
He, however, does accuse “some” of his students to be “fundamentalists.”
[For more on this story read: “EDITORIAL: Jamia Prof. Accused of Hate Speech Against Muslims, Chooses Not to Respond to Allegations.” ]