JNUTA Appeal: Hunger Strike at Ad Block on 3 May 2016, Tuesday (10 AM–5 PM)

JAWAHARLAL NEHRU UNIVERSITY TEACHER’S ASSOCIATION

May 1, 2016

JNUTA Appeal

Hunger Strike at Ad Block on 3 May 2016, Tuesday (10 AM–5 PM)

Dear Colleagues and Friends

JNUTA as mandated by the GBM on 28th April calls upon all colleagues to join one day HUNGER STRIKE on 3rd MAY 2016, Tuesday (10 AM–5 PM) against non-responsive attitude of the administration on the current situation and on our demands that were re-iterated on 26th in our meeting with the Vice Chancellor. We are forced to take this step without a response on major issues including on continuation of the seniority-based rotation system in appointment of Deans and Chairpersons, on intimidation of colleagues, victimization of elected representatives, unsupportive attitude towards wardens and IHA officials when attacked by motivated elements, non-implementation of HLEC Report on harassment of Dr. Burton. The University has not even taken cognizance of a “Dossier” being circulated that denigrates JNU and its various sections in the most vile and despicable manner. The University Administration instead of inquiring into such malicious campaigns and the 12th Feb incident at Paschimabad is conspicuously silent.

Our students are on indefinite hunger strike against arbitrary penalties imposed without a credible inquiry. Instead of bringing back normalcy, the Administration is busy provoking the students by digging up old complaints, sending Proctorial Punishment declaration to special cell of Delhi police, denying striking students access to bathroom and toilet facilities etc. The Hunger Strike would enter second week soon and if administration chooses not to relent and does not engage with the students the situation is likely escalate for the worse, which is not in the best interests of the University. The overwhelming sentiment expressed in the JNUTA GBM held on 28th April was that if the University Administration still does not respond, teachers cannot remain just mute spectators.

Please join in large numbers

 

Prof. Ajay Patnaik

President, JNUTA

 

Dr. Bikramaditya Choudhary

Secretary, JNUTA

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