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JNU Teachers Association takes out protest march against admin

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Jawaharlal Nehru University Teachers Association today took out a protest march, demanding that the administration abstain from infringing upon the rights of teachers.

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 Prof. 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.

Prof. 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 VC 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.

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First Published: Tue, August 08 2017. 20:42 IST