'Don't shake hands with Muslims'

Published: Dec 16, 2011, 08:51 IST | IANS

Academics at Cambridge University have been asked not to shake hands with Muslims or disabled people because it might upset them, a media report said Thursday.

Academics at Cambridge University have been asked not to shake hands with Muslims or disabled people because it might upset them, a media report said Thursday.

A directive by the admissions office has warned that some students were culturally sensitive to traditional greetings. It says that "suitable body language" was just as welcoming, the Daily Express said.

However, most tutors termed the fiat "ridiculous", saying the politically correct decree treats them as "social misfits".

"It seems to be totally bonkers. We know when to shake someone's hand and when not to. All this seems to be stupid and pointless and could make interviews even more awkward," one academic said.

Another said: "This is ridiculous. It would be obvious if someone objected to handshakes and we would know what to do. We don't need instructions."

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