IIMC professor resigns citing witchhunt for supporting Rohith, JNU.



Amit Sengupta, associate professor at Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi has resigned from his post citing victimisation by the administration. Sengupta alleges he was transferred to IIMC regional centre at Dhenkanal, as “part of a larger witch-hunt against intellectual freedom, academic autonomy and professional excellence, to target and eliminate individuals who this regime has declared as enemies for reasons only they know.”

“I am also aware that I have been targeted because I supported the solidarity protest for Rohith Vemula in the campus, organized independently by students of IIMC in which other faculty members too participated,” he writes in his resignation letter.

He adds that he was also targeted because he stood in solidarity with the student movements at FTII and JNU. “It was an honour for me, as a former JNUSU president, to address the open air gathering of faculty and students of JNU, in which the finest of minds in India and abroad have participated.”