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Professor in India sent on 'compulsory leave' for offering namaz in college lawn

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Representational image of a Muslim man worshipping and praying afternoon in a mosque on Friday.—Unsplash/Imad Alassiry
Representational image of a Muslim man worshipping and praying afternoon in a mosque on Friday.—Unsplash/Imad Alassiry

A college professor in India was sent on a "compulsory leave" after a video of him offering namaz on the college premises went viral and the Hindu right-wing demanded action against him, Zee News reported. 

Professor S R Khalid from Sri Varshney College was sent home for a month after he was found offering prayers in the college lawns.

A college spokesperson said that the matter was reported to them by youth leaders belonging to the Bhartiya Janata Yuwa Morcha (BJYM) and that the institute was investigating the matter. 

The youth leaders claimed that the teacher showcased indiscipline. Student leader Deepak Sharma Azaad said that Khalid was attempting to disturb peace by praying in public places. 

The matter was also reported to the police and a complaint was filed at Kuwarsi police station. The police, however, said that an action would be taken after receiving reports from the college.