Intellectuals oppose filing FIR against JNU teachers

New Delhi: More than 2000 professors and intellectuals opposed filing FIR against 48 teachers of JNU. They termed it as an attack on freedom of expression.

Teachers’ Associations of 11 important universities, All India University and college teachers association and university teachers association of West Bengal supported the cause of JNU teachers.

Prof. Rajiv Ray, President of Central Universities Teachers’ Association and Rajya Sabha MP and Delhi University lecturer, Manhoj Jah also opposed it in a press conference held at press club, New Delhi. Mr. Atul Sood, President of JNU Teachers’ Association told that the teachers of JNU are being harassed under the pretext implementing Civil Service Conduct Rules.

Chargesheets have been filed against 48 teachers and investigations are being conducted against 25 teachers.

Nearly 25 teachers have not been considered for promotion. He alleged that JNU administration is taking unlawful decision and it is taking away the democratic rights of freedom of expression. Former HRD Minister, Mr. Javadekar told that there is no ban on freedom of expression in JNU.

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