Prof who called minorities anti-nationals, becomes ICSSR member

dna Correspondent | Fri, 30 Jun 2017-08:00am , DNA

NU professor Amita Singh, who was last year involved in a controversy over her alleged remarks calling Dalits and Muslims "anti-nationals", is among the thirteen people who will be members of the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR).

ICSSR, which is under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, was established in 1969 by the central government to promote research in social sciences. It gives grants to institutions and scholars, and reviews the progress of social science research.

Names of the 13 members have been approved by HRD Ministry recently. The ministry had last month appointed anthropologist Brij Bihari Kumar as ICSSR chairman, who had set in motion the process of appointment of other members to the council.

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