Days after the controversy over a viral video, the principal fo GSVM Medical College in Kanpur was removed from her post.
In the video, she is seen referring to members of the Tablighi Jamaat who have tested positive for the COVID-19 as terrorists who should be put in jails instead the state is doing appeasement and wasting resources on them.
The video is around 2 months old.
This mentality ill Dr.Arti Lalchandani
saying to "Inject Poison to COVID19 Patient's"
they are terrorists- Muslims are wasting our money.
Comment What Action should be Taken against her?#Islamophobia_In_India #coronavirus@DIPR_COVID19 pic.twitter.com/jZVHieuxbD
— TheGulbargaMirror (@TGulbargamirror) June 1, 2020
The lady in question though claims that she never says the word ‘Tablighi or Muslims’ in the video. She also claims the journalist has morphed the video and she is being trapped to extort money. She threatens to file FIR against the journalist.
She later added she was angry with the fact that a lot of Tablighis were found positive in the district, and instead of an L-1 hospital, they were sent to the medical college where they were allegedly not cooperating with the staff and doctors.
Sources said Principal Secretary (Medical Education) Rajneesh Dube had earlier sought a report from Kanpur District Magistrate (DM) Brahm Dev Tiwari in this regard, after which action was taken against the principal, Arati Dave Lalchandani.
Lalchandani would continue to serve as principal of Maharani Laxmi Bai Medical College (MLB) Medical College in Jhansi.
No first information report (FIR) has been registered against the journalist yet.