New Delhi, Feb. 22 (ANI): The Jawaharlal Nehru University Teachers’ Association (JNUTA) on Monday said the varsity must take corrective measures to restore faith in the administration, adding that they have demanded the withdrawal of charges of sedition and criminal conspiracy placed on some of their students.
“We reiterated our demands in the meeting. The teachers clearly put forward their stand. We are asking the university to take steps to withdraw charges of sedition and criminal conspiracy. The Teachers Association has demanded that the registrar must be removed from his position,” JNUTA secretary Vikram Aditya Choudhary told ANI.
“The university must take a corrective measure to restore faith in the administration. The current enquiry process must be ended and there should be proper internal enquiry,” he added.
The JNUTA secretary further stated that vice-chancellor Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar has said that he would look into the suggestions of the JNUTA.
The teachers association of JNU, earlier today, met the varsity vice-chancellor and put forward their suggestions regarding the JNU row.
Earlier, JNUTA president Ajay Patnaik on Monday demanded that the charges of sedition and criminal conspiracy against the students should be dropped and added that a conducive atmosphere should be created so that they can depose before the enquiry committee.
The JNU Teachers Association had joined the students seeking probe into action against pro-Afzal Guru event that took place on February 9.
The JNU also condemned the attack on the teachers in Patiala House Court. The teachers, who were allegedly attacked by a group of lawyers at the Patiala High Court premises, also condemned the act.
JNU students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested last week on charges of sedition for the event at the varsity during which anti-national slogans were allegedly raised. (ANI)