Anu Parthiban|Jan 24, 2022
Kerala students claim ‘racist comments’ posted against them during orientation by Ramjas college
The comments have been removed and it is suspected that they were posted by an outsider who is not a student of Ramjas college.
New Delhi: A section of students from Kerala on Tuesday claimed “racist comments” were posted against them in a virtual orientation session hosted by Delhi University's Ramjas college. According to a college official, the principal has asked the concerned teachers to probe the matter.
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The comments have been removed and it is suspected that they were posted by an outsider who is not a student of the college, the official said.
According to the group, during the online class of BCom (Honours) on Monday, “racist comments” were posted against them alleging that the students from the southern state scored high marks due to unfair methods adopted by their state board. They demanded action against those who made the alleged derogatory comments.
Delhi University reopened DU colleges for first-year undergraduate students on November 22. Several colleges conducted online orientation day on November 22.
When admissions on the basis of the first cut-off list had begun, a large number of students from the Kerala board had applied to the Delhi University with a majority of them being perfect scorers.
A month ago, the Delhi High Court Monday dismissed a petition which alleged a “disproportionate” number of admissions of students from Kerala state board in Delhi University, saying fixing of cut-offs was a matter of the university's admission policy.
On October 10, the Kerala General Education Minister V Sivankutty sought action against the Delhi University professor who made the "marks jihad" remark against the state's education board and described the statement as "racist".
(With inputs from PTI)
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