Recently a so-called “Chair” who was once again working against the interest of Sikhs faced a protest. This chair faced protests as it was holding a seminar and was going to disrespect the Sikh turban. This was at Loyola Marymount University.
Other universities like Rutgers University should also be made aware of the controversy of the Chairs. Other professors like Gurinder Mann, Ami P. Shah are also controversial.
Sikh Studies professor left university under cloud of sexual harassment
Among the numerous confidential files released in late February and early March by the University of California to the Associated Press and other news organizations was the 2013 investigation of sexual misconduct allegations against Gurinder Mann, the Kundan Kaur Kapany Professor of Sikh Studies at UC Santa Barbara.
The university concluded that Mann created a hostile educational environment due to verbal and physical harassment of his female student at his home, and that he had behaved sexually inappropriately with many students for many years with some claiming assault.
Department faculty heads had known about these complaints and did nothing, witnesses said. His students said they were expected to be his chelas, or disciples, and Mann their guru. Mann told university investigators that he also had learned at the feet of his gurus and also sat with them on their beds.
Mann cannot be a Sikh because he followed cult leaders known in India as gurus, sants, babas or yogis.
Mann retired in 2015 and began his own Sikh studies program in New York
UC Santa Barbara finds Gurinder Mann Guilty of Sexual Abuse. Sexual Abuser Gurinder Mann’s brand new “Foundation” the so-called “Global Institute of Sikh Studies” “donated” or “bribed” to Rutgers University some amount which the public does not know to get his student Ami P. Shah a position in Sikh Studies at Rutgers. How much was donated? What is this new GISS? Who are the “donors?” Should a University take funds in the name of a Sexual Abuser? What is the controversy?
Will Western Academics “Discover Sikhism” Do Sikhs need to be “Discovered” by the West?
William Hewat “Hew” McLeod (2 August 1932 – 20 July 2009) was a New Zealand controversial scholar who wrote false about Sikh history and culture. He produced many inaccurate and nonfactual books on what he called Sikhs.