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MU firm on ‘filter’ for emails, posts on group mail service

The group email id encompasses all faculty members, non-teaching staff and all senior administrative officials.

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Updated: February 6, 2014 2:31:37 pm
 The group email id encompasses all faculty members, non-teaching staff and all senior administrative officials.
The group email id encompasses all faculty members, non-teaching staff and all senior administrative officials.

Three days after taking a decision to filter content of emails and posts that are put up on an official group mail service, Mumbai University (MU) authorities justified the move Thursday, saying people were misusing the mail service by posting jokes, engaging in personal debates and using “unparliamentary” language.

The group mail service, allusers@mu.ac.in, was started by the varsity around six months ago to reach out to all administrative officials and teaching and non-teaching staff. “It was created to facilitate discussions among members on issues such as academics, infrastructure,governance, finance and also announcing an emergency meeting or any new decision or initiative,” said MU registrar M A Khan.

Khan added, “We had received three complaints from the group administrator. The group administrator had sought permission to check, filter each mail and disallow any “non-academic” and non jurisdiction material to be sent or posted on the group. On January 21, we allowed the group administrator to filter emails and posts before sending or posting it on the group.”

The group email id encompasses all faculty members, non-teaching staff and all senior administrative officials totalling nearl 1050 members.

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Ironically, Prof Neeraj Hatekar of the department of economics, who was suspended for holding a press conference on December 12 and was accused of “misguiding media” had announced the press meet on the group 48 hours before it was held. Hatekar claimed that he had alerted every member on the group about the points he was going to raise in the press conferenece, but nobody objected or replied to his email, which prompted him to go ahead with the press conference.

“This is yet another example of university trying to curb our freedom. We will not accept this. In two days’ time, we will decide our next course of action,” said a senior faculty member.

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