HC stays suspension of AMUís gay prof
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The Allahabad High Court today stayed the suspension of Aligarh Muslim University lecturer Srinivas Ramchandra Siras over charges of gay sex.
The court also stayed the AMU order asking him to vacate his official residence and restricting his movements. Siras was suspended on February 9. The court, however, declined to stay the AMU inquiry against him.
In an interim order, the division bench of Justices Sunil Ambwani and K N Pandey directed AMU to allot Siras a residence on the campus. The case will be heard next on May 4.
"The court agreed to our argument that it is constitutionally wrong to intrude into anybody's private life or action," Siras's counsel Anand Grover told The Indian Express.
He said he had accepted in court that his client was homosexual. "But it is none of the university's business to peep into the private life of any person. The court took cognisance of my argument and gave my client relief."
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