Calcutta University Teachers’ Association (CUTA) Message of Solidarity

Calcutta University Teachers’ Association (CUTA)
Asutosh Building, College Street, Kolkata –700073

Date:  29.04.2016

Solidarity Message

The General Secretary
JNU Teachers’ Association
New Delhi.

We have come to know that a sizeable number of students of your university are on an indefinite hunger strike protesting the punitive action, recommended by an investigation committee, against students who were accused of raising anti-national slogans in an event inside the university campus. JNUTA has extended its moral support to the students’ struggle for proper justice from the university administration.

The university authorities must not be revengeful in conducting the probe against students, as they are the raison d’être of any institute of higher learning. We firmly believe that if poor students are slapped with huge financial fines or debarred from continuing their course of studies for no fault of their own, it would be a great threat to any academic institution on one hand and a devastating danger for the society at large on the other.

CUTA expresses its deep concern over the entire situation that has developed within JNU, and particularly the way of treating the student community by the university administration.
We express our solidarity with the JNUTA on this particular struggle for justice by the students, teachers and other members of the university. Prof. Ishita Mukhopadhyaya, a senior member of our association, has already visited the university campus and addressed the students on hunger strike on behalf our association to show our solidarity.
With revolutionary greetings,


Yours truly,

(Dr. Ram Prahlad Choudhary)
General Secretary

(Prof. Gautam Gangopadhyay)


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