female professor shared swimsuit pictures in Instagram Professor said – I posted these pictures in my Instagram account. My account is private so not everyone can see it! Apart from this, I had posted these pictures on Instagram stories which get deleted automatically after 24 hours.

State Bureau, Kolkata : An assistant professor at St. Xavier’s University, Kolkata, lost her job for posting pictures of herself wearing a swimsuit on Instagram. The woman, who was an assistant professor of English, has sent a defamation notice of Rs 99 crore to the university management regarding this case. He alleges that university officials forced him to step down, while the management says he has voluntarily resigned after a complaint was lodged by a parent regarding this.

The parent had caught his son looking at pictures of the professor wearing a swimsuit on his mobile. His son is a first year undergraduate student at the university. He complained about this to the university management. He wrote in the complaint letter- ‘I caught my son watching obscene pictures of a female professor. It is shameful to post pictures of a female professor in lingerie on the internet media. It is an embarrassment for me as a parent.

On the other hand the professor said- ‘I had posted these pictures in my Instagram account. My account is private so not everyone can see it so I don’t know how did that student see these pictures? Apart from this, I had posted these pictures on Instagram Stories, which get automatically deleted after 24 hours. He also claimed that he had posted these pictures before joining the university.

The woman, an alumnus of St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata and Jadavpur University, was appointed as Assistant Professor in the Department of English on August 9, 2021. The woman, who has a PhD from two European universities, alleged that the way I was pressurized to resign is sexual harassment and deliberate character assassination. Arbitrary and primitive standards of morality were used to humiliate me and make my photographs objectionable. The humiliation I had to endure is unbearable. I started feeling insecure to work in this institute so I was forced to resign.

Edited By: Vijay Kumar