AMU news today: female teachers write to Women’s Commission, defend VC
ALIGARH: Three female teachers of the Aligarh Muslim University, in a letter written to the National Commission for Women, have termed the charges of gender discrimination against the AMU Vice Chancellor, Lt. Gen. Zameer Uddin Shah, levelled by Dr. Gulfishan Khan, Associate Professor in the Department of History, as â€œbaseless and deplorableâ€.
Prof. Samina Khan, Prof. Sami Rafiq and Dr. (Mrs) Shahla Ghauri, all from the Department of English, have disagreed with Dr. Gulfishan Khanâ€™s contention of â€œgender discriminationâ€ against the Vice Chancellor of the Aligarh Muslim University. Through a jointly signed statement, the above faculty members said, â€œWe empathise with Dr (Mrs) Gulfishan Khan in her distress at not being selected to the post of professor but, politely disagree with her contention of gender discrimination against the Vice Chancellorâ€.
The statement further read, â€œHer disappointment is understandable but her charge is deplorableâ€. In fact a very good percentage of women have been selected during Vice Chancellorship of Lt. Gen. Shah, stressed the statement.