University mulling legal step against professor who said a woman's virginity is like a sealed bottle

New Delhi, News24 Bureau, Jan 18
: There may be tougher days ahead for professor Kanak Sarkar, who had commented cheaply on a woman's virginity, comparing the same with a sealed bottle.

The Jadhavpur University, where Sarkar was a professor, is mulling a stern action against the loud-mouthed. Two days after the Jadavpur University barred professor Kanak Sarkar from entering the campus for a misogynist social media post, its Vice Chancellor Suranjan Das has said he was mulling legal action in the case to ensure such incidents do not occur again.

Sarkar, a professor at the university's international relations department, had extolled women's virginity, comparing it to the seal of a bottle, in a Facebook post.

Although he had deleted the comment soon after, screenshots of the post went viral on social media, triggering outrage and widespread condemnation.

Das told PTI Thursday that strict action would be taken against the professor as per university statute. "Sarkar has been barred from entering the campus till the time a university-appointed committee files its report for thorough examination. We are mulling strictest legal action against him. "Additionally, the National Commission for Women (NCW) and West Bengal women's commission are also probing charges against him," he said.

With Agencies