Punjabi University V-C sends legal notice to Cong MLA for calling him RSS man

Asia's Tech News Daily

Punjabi University V-C sends legal notice to Cong MLA for calling him RSS man
© Provided by The Indian Express

Three days after Congress MLA Madan Lal Jalalpur alleged that Punjabi University Vice-Chancellor Prof Arvind was affiliated to the RSS, Prof Arvind served a legal notice to the Ghanaur MLA for defamation. In the notice, the V-C has called upon the legislator to tender unconditional apology in writing and Rs 20 crore in damages within 15 days, failing which the he (V-C) would initiate “appropriate civil and criminal proceedings”.

Jalalpur, who had sought the removal of V-C, had levelled the allegations in front of Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi and Prof Arvind during the CM’s maiden visit to the university. Jalalpur had relented only after Channi intervened and pacified him.

The legal notice issued by a lawyer on behalf of Prof Arvind sought the damages for “injury/loss of reputation and honour and for suffering mental torture, agony and social trauma”.

Jalalpur was not available for comments.

“That though my client has clearly denied having any connection with RSS to the people, raising serious doubts about the credentials and integrity of my client after the said occurrence, but it is not humanly possible for him to clarify and give explanation to each and every person in this regard. You have caused such a serious blow and dent to the dignity and reputation of my client and lowered and tarnished his image that my client would never be able to get back and recover his lost image and reputation, which had been built by him with dint of hard work throughout his career,” read the legal notice, which pointed out that Arvind was “a well-known theoretical quantum physicist with a keen interest in science education, science communication and developing science pedagogy in Punjabi”.

“At present my client is the Vice-Chancellor of Punjabi University, Patiala and is on deputation from IISER (Indian Institute of Science Education & Research), Mohali, where he is a professor of physics. My client did his MSc in physics from IIT Kanpur and obtained his PhD in theoretical physics from the Department of Physics and Centre for Theoretical Studies, at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 1997…..” read the legal notice, detailing in length the positions held, and achievements by Prof Arvind.

Referring to the viral reports, the legal notice read, “That [after] ongoing viral on social, electronic and print media, many people contacted my client and told him that that they have been shocked to know that you are a man of RSS and they expressed their dismay and surprise and wondering, if he was an (sic) an explicit political affiliation with the RSS. Mt client has suffered and is still suffering tremendous and immense mental agony and social trauma, due to your aforesaid act and conduct.”

Top News Right Now

  • House starts tomorrow, TMC to stay away from Oppn meet called by Cong
  • Crypto cash: Stakeholders on what could be the way forward
  • VIPs hired ‘fake suits’ gang to grab prime Bengaluru properties: CID probe

Click here for more

When contacted, Prof Arvind confirmed having sent a legal notice to Jalalpur and said everything was mentioned in the notice.

“I am an academic person and known for academic research at national and international level. I know little about MLA Jalalpur. I am an IITian and he is a local politician. I never crossed his path.”

“That it would be relevant to make it very clear that my client has no concern, whatsoever, with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). My client further would like to make it clear that he has no connection with the political front of the RSS i.e BJP or any other frontal/affiliated organisation of in any manner, whatsoever,” read the legal notice to Jalalpur.

The notice termed the allegations that Prof Arvind was appointed by the CM as “absolutely rubbish, false and frivolous and without any favour” and noted that Prof Arvind was “fully engaged in academic research and work to promote scientific education among the students especially for the development and growth of the students of rural, poor and backward areas and of girls students i.e. students belonging to underprivileged and socially and economically deprived sections of society.”

Internet Explorer Channel Network
Asia's Tech News Daily
News Related

OTHER NEWS

Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant make big gains, Rohit Sharma drops to sixth in ICC Test Rankings

© Provided by Zee News Virat Kohli has moved up two places to seventh in the latest ICC Men’s Test Player Rankings after scores of 79 and 29 in his ... Read more »

Crest Nicholson swings to profit, but sees cladding bill rise

© Gareth Fuller Crest Nicholson said in its latest report that forward sales stood at £719 million (PA) Housebuilder Crest Nicholson has revealed another £29 million bill for high-rise cladding ... Read more »

Australian court to release reasons for dismissing Novak Djokovic case on Jan 20

© Provided by WION The Federal Court of Australia will publish reasons for its dismissal of tennis star Novak Djokovic`s challenge to the cancellation of his visa on Thursday at ... Read more »

‘Look for a new job, Boris!' Pensioners livid at scrapped triple lock amid inflation rise

State pension payments may have increased by eight percent this year under the triple lock mechanism. However, this was temporarily ditched due to fears any rise would be unaffordable and ... Read more »

Dairylea ad banned for showing two girls eating while hanging upside down

An advert featuring two girls hanging upside down while eating Dairylea cheese triangles has been banned following complaints that it could encourage unsafe behaviour. © Provided by The Independent Dairylea ... Read more »

House prices boost: Why UK house sales have jumped in January

New data from Rightmove showed house prices increased by 7.6 percent in January 2022 compared with January 2021. This is the highest rate of growth recorded by Rightmove since May ... Read more »

Philippines sees first deaths from Omicron COVID-19 variant

© Provided by Interaksyon MANILA — The Philippines on Wednesday confirmed the first domestic deaths caused by the highly infectious Omicron variant of COVID-19. The Department of Health said those ... Read more »

German bond yields turn positive for the first time since 2019; here's what it means

© Provided by CNBCTV18 Benchmark German debt yields climbed above 0 percent Wednesday for the first time since the pandemic started as investors are betting on the central banks to ... Read more »

Jobangebot für Merkel: Guterres will Ex-Kanzlerin für UN einspannen

© Keystone/dpa/Wolfgang Kumm Ex-Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel hat ein Jobangebot aus New York: UN-Chef António Guterres möchte die 67-Jährige für eine Beraterrolle bei den Vereinten Nationen gewinnen. Wie die Deutsche Presse-Agentur ... Read more »

I didn't learn dialogues, just followed the young actors to make it look relatable: Sanjay Mishra on 36 Farmhouse

© Provided by Firstpost I didn’t learn dialogues, just followed the young actors to make it look relatable: Sanjay Mishra on 36 Farmhouse In over three decades of his career, ... Read more »

Boris Johnson covid announcement – D-day for PM as he faces fiery PMQs and is knifed by own MPs in ‘Pork Pie Plot'

IT'S D-Day for Boris Johnson as he faces another fiery PMQs grilling and his own furious MPs knife him with a vote of no confidence. Dozens of newly-elected Conservative MPs ... Read more »

Beautician who gave 'fat melting' injections to four persons jailed 12 days

SINGAPORE — A beautician who administered fat-melting injections to four customers had not been licensed to do so. Instead, Tiers Marie, 36, had the customers sign a consent form to ... Read more »

Nur drei Top-100-Spieler offenbar nicht geimpft

© KEYSTONE/AP/Hamish Blair Novak Djokovic ist nach Informationen der britischen Zeitung “Telegraph” einer von nur drei Profis aus den Top 100, die bisher nicht gegen das Coronavirus geimpft sind. Bei ... Read more »

Amanda Holden stuns on Britain's Got Talent red carpet but fans spot a problem with her outfit

The return of Britain’s Got Talent has been hotly anticipated this year after the pandemic forced the cancellation of the 2021 series of the hit ITV show. And, of course, ... Read more »

Brentford vs Manchester United: Prediction, kick off time, TV, live stream, team news, h2h results - preview

Manchester United meet Brentford tonight in a rearranged fixture, their first league meeting for almost 50 years. West London welcomes the Red Devils for a top-flight game with the Bees ... Read more »

Bella Hadid goes braless and flaunts washboard abs in a supermarket

She is the co-founder of the non-alcoholic beverage company alongside CEO pal Jen Batchelor, with the adaptogen-infused drinks branded as ‘the first braincare beverage’. And Bella Hadid looked every inch ... Read more »

Dancing On Ice in further chaos as Rachel Stevens pulls out of show after injury

Rachel Stevens has been forced to pull out of Dancing On Ice after suffering an injury. The S Club 7 star will no longer skate in Sunday’s show as planned. ... Read more »

Nach diesem kuriosen Penalty-Fehler scheitert Köln im DFB-Pokal am HSV

© SASCHA STEINBACH/keystone-sda.ch War es ein Tor oder war es Kainz? Kölns Florian Kainz kann nicht fassen, was gerade passiert ist. Das DFB-Pokal-Achtelfinalduell zwischen Köln und dem Hamburger SV entwickelte ... Read more »

Macron to kick off French EU presidency with speech to MEPs in Strasbourg

Emmanuel Macron will outline his priorities for Europe in a speech to EU lawmakers on Wednesday to launch the French presidency of the bloc. The French President will address lawmakers ... Read more »

YouTube star AboFlah raises $11m by living in glass box in Downtown Dubai

© PAWAN SINGH YouTube star AboFlah inside the glass box near the Burj Khalifa. Pawan Singh / The National YouTube star AboFlah is celebrating after raising $11 million by living ... Read more »

Chilling moment massive shark prowls near oblivious swimmers in same spot where man was mauled to death by great white

THIS is the chilling moment a huge shark prowls close to oblivious surfers in the same spot a bodyboarder was mauled to death by a great white. Footage shows the ... Read more »

Pregnant woman and daughter, 10, die in Sharjah car accident

© Sharjah police Investigations are continuing as police search for the driver of the other car involved in the accident. Photo: Sharjah Police. A pregnant woman and her daughter, 10, ... Read more »

Ex-Sars exec Van Loggerenberg turns to private security firm after home burglary

© Thomas Holder/EWN. FILE: Johann van Loggerenberg addresses the media outside the Hawks building. JOHANNESBURG – Former South African Revenue Service (Sars) executive Johann van Loggerenberg is engaging a private ... Read more »

Some IEB matric top achievers ready to step up to life at tertiary level

© Kgomotso Modise/Eyewitness News Mohamed Zidan Cassim, was the deputy Head boy at St David’s Marist Inanda in 2021. JOHANNESBURG – While Wednesday is a defining moment for thousands of ... Read more »

Varun Dhawan Is In Tears As His Driver Passes Away

© Provided by Lehren Varun Dhawan Is In Tears As His Driver Passes Away Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan is mourning the sudden demise of his driver Manoj Sahu. As per ... Read more »

All this lovely rain – it's too much, and might mean higher food prices

Most of South Africa has received rainfall far above the average since about October 2021 – the third excessively wet season in a row, writes agricultural economist Wandile Sihlobo. The ... Read more »

UAE: Why a caller's name is showing on your phone even though you haven't saved the contact

© Provided by Khaleej Times Are you among the scores of UAE residents whose phones are displaying the names of callers even though you haven’t saved their contact details? Residents ... Read more »

Dubai-based Karen Wazen announced as Roberto Cavalli's new global ambassador

© Motivate Publishing Karen-Wazen-Roberto-Cavalli Karen Wazen is starting 2022 on a high note. The Dubai-based entrepreneur and content creator has been unveiled as the new global ambassador for Roberto Cavalli. ... Read more »

GMDA to lay 50km pipeline to use treated waste water in Gurugram

© Provided by Hindustan Times Gurugram, a dark zone district, has been seeing a reduction in the groundwater level for the past few years. (HT archive) The Gurugram Metropolitan Development ... Read more »

7 online grocery stores to easily shop for your Chinese New Year feast

© Provided by Lifestyle Asia Chinese New Year means hordes of people descending on the supermarkets, but you can avoid them by shopping at these online stores offering ingredients curated ... Read more »

Covid third wave: Mumbai past covid peak, cases expected to drop over coming days, says BMC

© Provided by The Financial Express The third wave of covid peaked around January 10 Coronavirus: As the country battles covid third wave, driven by the highly infectious Omicron variant, ... Read more »

Abu Dhabi: More than 30 buildings to be retrofitted with energy-saving technology

© Provided by Khaleej Times More than 30 buildings across the Capital will be retrofitted with energy saving technologies to decrease their consumption and reduce carbon footprint, Abu Dhabi Energy ... Read more »

Grab Singapore includes more banks in linked account feature

© Provided by Singapore Business Review Grab has expanded the number of local banks which Singapore users can link to their Grab account. Customers may now link from an initial ... Read more »

Agent lifts the lid on Dh50m property scam aimed at Dubai tenants and landlords

A holiday lettings scam in Dubai could have netted criminals tens of millions of dirhams, an agent who sold Evernest Holiday Homes has said. An employee who joined the company ... Read more »

Bid to break ‘IAS monopoly'? Forest service officer named MHA additional secretary in rare move

© Provided by The Print New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government Tuesday attached an Indian Forest Service (IFoS) officer to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), in a rare instance ... Read more »

Number of female German bank CEOs fell in 2021, study shows

© Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach The skyline of the banking district is seen in Frankfurt FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Only eight of Germany’s largest 100 banks had women as their chief executives in ... Read more »

Happy that Samajwadi Party's ideology is expanding: Akhilesh Yadav's first reaction after Aparna Yadav joins BJP

© Provided by Zee News New Delhi: Hours after Aparna Yadav, daughter-in-law of Mulayam Singh Yadav, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Akhilesh Yadav has reacted that he is happy ... Read more »

Blinken arrives in Ukraine, says Russia could attack at short notice

By Simon Lewis © Reuters/POOL Secretary of State of U.S. Antony Blinken visits Ukraine KYIV (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in Kyiv on Wednesday in a ... Read more »

Texas synagogue standoff: New details emerge about the gunman who held 4 hostage during Sabbath service

As authorities work to learn more about the armed man who held four people hostage at a Texas synagogue Saturday, new details are emerging of his activities in the days ... Read more »

Dhanush and Aishwaryaa divorce: Throwback post of Rajinikanth's daughter on institution of marriage goes viral; her words echo her current turmoil

© Provided by BollywoodLife.com Popular south couple Dhanush and Aishwaryaa Rajnikanth on Monday announced their separation after 18 years of marriage. Their separation news left their fans and friends in ... Read more »
On free-english-test.com you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic