Riyaz Wani from Srinagar

From Indian Express: “Now professor booked for exam passage on breasts

“Days after a college teacher was arrested for including a question on stone-pelters in an examination paper, J&K Police have booked a university professor for drawing up an “obscene question paper”.

Professor Shad Ramzan, who prepared the Kashmiri language question paper for the BA First Year examination, has been accused of including a “vulgar passage” in English for translation into Kashmiri. A case has already been registered against him at Hazratbal police station though he has not been arrested yet.

The passage that Ramzan asked students to translate reads: “From the ancient times, women have been concerned about the shape and size of their breasts. Breast development is the vital part of reproduction in human females. Unlike other mammals, however, human females are the only ones who develop full breasts long before they are needed to nurse their offspring.”

DIG Abdul Gani Mir told The Indian Express that the professor was guilty of “moral turpitude” and had been booked under Section 294 of the Ranbir Penal Code for promoting “immorality and obscenity”.

Asked why police didn’t let Kashmir University deal with Ramzan, Mir said the professor was guilty of a cognizable offence which warranted police action. He said police was still investigating the case and would act against other persons who may have had a role in allowing the question paper at the examination. “There may be other persons who are also responsible. We will not spare anybody,” Mir said.

Earlier this month, police arrested college lecturer Noor Mohammad Bhat for asking students to translate into English an Urdu paragraph which accused the state government of genocide. In another question, students were required to discuss if the stone-throwers were real heroes. Bhat has been booked under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.”

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