AMU professor suspended as gay sex tape emerges

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Gay sex tape gets AMU prof suspended
Lucknow, Feb 18: The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU)  has suspended a gay professor after a video showing him having consensual sex with another man surfaced.

Dr Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras, reader and chairman of Modern Indian Languages at AMU, who has been suspended, does not plan on challenging his suspension and has decided to voluntarily leave, reports Times of India.

"Siras was captured on camera having sex with a rickshaw-puller. It's a scandal that no institution of repute can overlook. Therefore he was placed under suspension on Feb 9 by the order of the VC, Prof P K Abdul Azis," AMU public relations officer Rahat Abrar told TOI.

"Dr Siras lived in a house allotted to him in the medical colony on the AMU campus. On February 8, he was home in the company of a young rickshaw-puller from Jamalpur area of the town. Since the door was open, two reporters from a local TV channel barged into the house and filmed him and his companion. The video clippings were then sent to AMU authorities who were constrained to proceed against Siras,'' Abrar added.

The professor's decision to not challenge the university's move has left the university with a sigh of relief.

However, it should be noted that having consensual sex with same-sex partner is not a crime. The report published on Thursday, Feb 18 also revealed that the professor had no past record of wrongdoings or criminal acts.

Responding to the memo of suspension issued on Feb 8, the professor is quietly packing his bags.

When the newspaper asked him for a comment, he reportedly said, "Let them say what they want to. I am not going to offer any clarification. You don't have to abuse back if someone abuses you. I am already on the verge of retirement and, therefore, would rather be gone than to stretch the issue."

The incident, which both the parties are trying to brush under the carpet and forget, is actually in violation of the professor's rights and gay rights activists are expected to pounce on this as soon as it hits their attention.

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