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JNU referendum: 93 per cent teachers vote for VC's removal

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Over 90 per cent JNU teachers have voted against in a referendum held today, supporting the demand for his ouster, the varsity's teachers' body claimed.

The referendum, supervised by external observers, clearly showed that the current should not continue any further, (JNUTA) said in a statement.

"As many as 93 per cent of the JNU teachers voted against the in the referendum," it said.

"Out of total 586 listed faculty members at JNU, 300 turned up to cast their votes. Among the voters, 279 teachers voted in favour of the VC being relieved," it added.

The teachers' body alleged a "general atmosphere of fear" has been created by the current administration and individual teachers are being targeted and issued notices for expressing "dissent" on academic and other issues.

The teachers also gave a thumbs down to a demand by the varsity for a multi-crore loan from the government through the Fund Agency (HEFA), the statement said.

The HEFA loan was rejected by 96 per cent of the teachers who took part in the referendum, JNUTA said.

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First Published: Tue, August 07 2018. 23:40 IST