JNU teachers demand ouster of varsity's Registrar over Afzal Guru event row

New Delhi: JNU Teachers Association on Monday demanded that the varsity's Registrar Bhupinder Zutshi be sacked for alleged mishandling of the row at the university over an event against the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

Vice Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar on Monday met a delegation of over 300 teachers, who submitted before him a memorandum detailing four demands.

"We have demanded that the Registrar should be sacked over mishandling of the row and supporting police crackdown on campus. We have also asked that the VC should approach police requesting dropping of sedition and criminal conspiracy charges against the students," JNUTA President Ajay Patnaik said during a press conference.

"The other two demands include not allowing police entry into campus and expanding the composition of the high-level enquiry instituted to probe into the event," he added.

The varsity has already turned down the demand of adding more members to the high level committee saying it has full faith in it.

The VC told teachers that their demands will be looked into and varsity will take a call on it soon.

Earlier in the day, in an emergent meeting JNUTA passed a resolution demanding that the "internal mechanism of the university should be allowed to work but only after re-construction of the inquiry panel. We also appealed to the administration to maintain a conducive atmosphere to help students appear before the panel."

"Even legal luminaries have said that the sedition charge cannot be imposed frivolously, that too on students for mere shouting of slogans. We want the university to take a stand and get these charges dropped," Patnaik said.


Updated Date: Feb 22, 2016 21:56 PM

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