IAC National Convenor's message
Despite their national preoccupations, Annaji's team set up a small task force under "Right to Education" which found that the Indian Institute of Management (Ahmedabad) was especially plagued by such misconduct, and in fact there existed a "gang" of a few persons there especially notorious for such unethical activities and especially for fake / "paid" / plagiarised research. Eventually, an initiative emerged styled as Ethical Research Network ("ERNET") by persons closely associated with IIM-Ahmedabad to collate the evidence scientifically to place before the Institute authorities (expecting they would get justice).
At that time, the IIM-A "plagiarism mafia" apparently (and I say this because the matter is still being investigated by police and pending in the High Court) retaliated by fabricating a series of fake / forged emails supposedly sent to/from the official Institute email accounts of a few persons who were highly inconvenient to the IIMA administration.
We are informed that due to Annaji's intense pre-occupation with cleansing India of corrupt parties who have betrayed the people, and also his hectic tour schedule, ERNET requested that the present India Against Corruption be also associated with their struggle.
Considering certain interesting aspects to the case (which cannot be publicly disclosed today) the IAC had acceded to their request and accordingly on 13-Oct-2013 the IAC also booked the domain name http://iimahd-ernet.in to make it easier for the larger public to access ERNET's struggle against a very few persons in an insensitive Institute where human rights and decency has been given the go-by, and where the female faculty and staff are the victims of sexual predators (faculty wolves) with nowhere to turn to for justice.
That from 03.Nov.2013 (Diwali day) the ERNET struggle at IIM Ahmedabad is supported by the India Against Corruption andolan, and so that ERNET's model may be replicated in similar academic institutions all over India - with a focus on the Management and Scientific Institutes of national importance, and so that their common primary purpose "Tamaso mā jyotir gamaya" may be achieved in the national interest and such Institutes are the brightest stars in our national firmament.
With best wishes of IAC to all members and their family for the festival of light. Shubh Deepavali and greetings to all, and let there be peace, joy (and effective governments) in the coming year.
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