JNU Teachers Association takes out protest march, asks administration not to infringe upon their rights

New Delhi: The Jawaharlal Nehru University Teachers Association (JNUTA) on Tuesday took out a protest march, demanding that the administration abstain from infringing upon the rights of teachers.

File image of Jawaharlal Nehru University. Network18

File image of Jawaharlal Nehru University. Network18

The other demands of the association included adhering to hostel manual for appointment of hostel wardens, reappointment of a professor who was removed without following procedures, and withdrawal of an illegal enquiry against a professor.

"Stop the illegal inquiry against Professor Nivedita Menon, stop re-opening of Executive Council-ratified decisions and retrospective application of rules, and end arbitrary and humiliating procedures in wardenship renewal," JNUTA secretary Pradeep Shinde urged the administration, in a release.

Professor Menon is accused of addressing some protesting students in violation of rules.

Teachers' representatives, who wanted to meet vice-chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar, submitted their demands in a memorandum to Rector I Chintamani Mohapatra as the vice chancellor was unavailable.

"The JNUTA wishes to remind the administration that the varsity is no one's personal fiefdom. It is an institution that belongs to the people and we are all collectively responsible for ensuring that it delivers on the purpose for which it exists," the association said in the memorandum.

Updated Date: Aug 08, 2017 21:08 PM

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