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NCW asks Bengal DGP to probe misogynistic comments of Jadavpur University professor

In The Post, Which Has Now Been Deleted, Sarkar Likened The Virgin Girls As ‘sealed Bottle Or Packet’.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Srishty Choudhury | Updated on: 15 Jan 2019, 03:21:43 PM
The post, which was written on Sunday, soon became viral with many slamming Sarkar for his sexist remarks. (File photo)

New Delhi:

Taking suo motu cognisance of Jadavpur University professor’s “shocking misogynistic” lessons, the National Commission for Women (NCW) asked the West Bengal DGP to investigate the matter and take appropriate action in the case and apprise the commission of it. Kanak Sarkar, a professor from prestigious Jadavpur University sparked a controversy with his sexist and misogynistic Facebook post. In the post, which has now been deleted, Sarkar likened the virgin girls as ‘sealed bottle or packet’. In the post titled “Virgin Bride – Why Not? (Value Oriented Social Counselling for Educated Youth),” Sarkar wrote, “many boys remain fool. They are not aware of virgin girl as wife. Virgin girl is like sealed bottle or sealed packet. Are you willing to buy broken seal while purchasing a bottle of cold drinks or a packet of biscuit?”

Other allegations also surfaced on Monday where a journalist said that Sarkar had asked a female student if she wants to become a model as her "figure" is "very model-like" and if she has many male friends to comment that she is "what men would enjoy, " as reported by a news agency.

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The post, which was written on Sunday, soon became viral with many slamming Sarkar for his sexist remarks. Though after all the angry reactions, Sarkar did delete the post, but he defended his viewpoint in another late-night post. He said that he writes his personal opinion and that he has not written against any person. He said that his post was part of his research. “I am doing social research and writing for the good and wellbeing of Society,” Sarkar wrote. “It's everybody's right to express his / her thoughts. I have given many posts for and in favour of women. Can verify them in my Timeline,” Sarkar wrote.

Later, another teacher assured action against Sarkar. Assistant Professor Subhajit Naskar assured that, “As a faculty member of Jadavpur University... I will take this up and will do everything possible to ensure that justice is served.”

Attaching value to virginity, Sarkar emphasised that virginity is as precious as honesty and morality.


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First Published : 15 Jan 2019, 03:21:37 PM