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D.Litt controversy: Kerala Gov expresses shock over VC’s language

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D.Litt controversy: Kerala Gov expresses shock over VC's language

The controversy over honouring D.Litt to the President of India Ram Nath Kovind by Kerala University has escalated additional as Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan got here down arduous in opposition to the vice-chancellor, expressing his staunch disagreement with the letter written by him.

What is the controversy about?

It all began when Governor of Kerala Arif Mohammed Khan, in his capability as a Chancellor of Govt. universities gave a proposal to VC of the Kerala University to confer upon an honorary doctorate in Literature to President Ram Nath Kovind. According to the protocol of the University, any such matter regarding giving an Honourary doctorate is mentioned earlier than the University syndicate. However, the proposal was turned down by vice-chancellor Mahadevan Pillai in a hand-written letter and in response to the request by governor Khan, the VC responded that the college syndicate had turned down the proposal.

Appalled by this gesture, Arif Mohd. Khan spoke to the media and narrated your entire incident. “I was shocked by the language of the letter used by the vice-chancellor of the University of Kerala and it took me 10 minutes to recover from the shock”. What astonished Arif Mohammad Khan was that the individual of the stature of VC was unable to jot down two traces in a letter with out errors.

Kerala Governor Arif mohd Khan virtually cried whereas addressing media. He was requested about excessive casteist remarks made in opposition to President of India by communist whereas denying doctorate diploma. Shame on these rabid Communist for insulting a Dalit president of India.

— ATUL (@atulahuja_) January 10, 2022

It was earlier confirmed that The Vice-chancellor had altogether rejected the request of honouring the President with D. Litt with out consulting the University syndicate. ”The members of the Syndicate turned it down” mentioned the VC within the letter to Khan. The Congress-led opposition accused VC Pillai of failing in his duties by rejecting the proposal with out inserting it earlier than the Syndicate for dialogue. Following the controversy, Congress chief KC Venugopal wrote a letter to the President accusing the Kerala Governor and the State Govt of dragging the President’s workplace in political disputations.

Arif Mohammad Khan shocked after VC rejects his request with out consulting with University Syndicate

Accusing the Vice-Chancellor of his irresponsible actions, Arif Mohd. Khan spoke to the media on January 10. He mentioned, “In reply to the instruction, the VC responded that the university syndicate had turned down the proposal. When I asked to give it in writing, he handed over a two-line handwritten statement to the Governor. The language of the letter has shocked me as the VC of the oldest university in the country could not even write two lines without mistakes.”

Following the flip of occasions, Khan wrote a letter to the Pinrayi Vijayan Government over the University’s conduct on this matter and the federal government supplied three letters to the Governor.

Over allegations of dragging the President’s chair in controversies, he mentioned, ”there isn’t a political interference. But I’m agency on what I mentioned. I’m conscious of protocols and different limitations from the time when was elected as a legislator after which a union minister at a younger age.”

The ties between Governor Khan and the Communist authorities had strained over the appointment of VCs within the state-run Universities. He had additionally accused the Vijayan authorities of forcing him to signal a letter of re-appointment of Kannur University Chancellor Gopinath Raveendran. Earlier on January 4, amidst escalating controversy, Arif Mohammad Khan stepped down from his responsibility as a Chancellor of Universities. Last month, Khan had alleged that he was unable to work in an surroundings the place there was ‘too much political interference’.