Allegations of Discrimination against IIMC Administration Spark Controversy

Allegations of Discrimination against IIMC Administration Spark Controversy

April 2, 2024 Off By Sharp Media

The administration of the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) in New Delhi is under fire as students accuse it of discrimination and mental harassment. The controversy centers around the denial of permission for an Iftar party on campus, contrasting with the approval granted for Hindu festivals like Diwali and Holi, raising concerns about religious inclusivity.

According to reports, the discontent began when a group of students, both Muslim and non-Muslim, requested authorization for the Iftar party on March 15. However, their application was swiftly rejected by the Dean of Students’ Welfare (DSW) without explanation.

Despite continued efforts and appeals to higher authorities like the Additional Director General (ADG) and Director General (DG), the students faced staunch resistance, leaving them feeling marginalized.

Criticism has been directed at the administration’s apparent favoritism towards Hindu festivities while displaying reluctance towards Muslim practices. One student, speaking anonymously, described the administration’s stance as discriminatory and alienating.

Another student, identified as Riya Sharma, condemned the perceived marginalization of the Muslim community, asserting the importance of equal treatment and respect for all traditions.

The allegations highlight broader concerns regarding religious tolerance and diversity within educational institutions, prompting calls for the administration to address the issue and ensure fair treatment for all students.