Jawaharlal Nehru University is perhaps the only place of education where the teachers are afraid of their students. The way the JNU students stopped Anand Ranganathan from accessing his lab symbolises the kind of hooliganism that the JNU students often resort to spread their communist ideology. The JNU continues to be at a standstill over the farcical protests due to the fee hike and the protests reach a flashpoint when the teachers were held captive for over 24 hours by the very students they teach.
The JNU Teachers Association(JNUTA) acted like a mere bystander which has prompted over 100 JNU teachers disassociate from JNUTA over group’s indifference to alleged attacks on teachers.
Of late, in what reeks of a serious case of entitlement, JNU students have been protesting against a hostel rent hike which ran on the lines of Rs 10 to Rs 300 for double capacity rooms and Rs 20 to Rs 600 for single capacity rooms. These are the cheapest hostel rates of all government-funded universities in the country. The JNU students crossed all limits when they vandalised the statue of Swami Vivekananda which was soon to be inaugurated. The leftist influence has crept in almost every corner of JNU with students regularly resorting to hooliganism and vandalism.
“Painful beyond measure” : Swami Vivekananda Statue Vandalised In JNU by protestors
A total of 113 teachers of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) disassociated themselves from the JNU Teachers’ Association (JNUTA) over the office bearers’ indifference to the dastardly attack by the protesting students on teachers. Three JNU professors were held captive, one of them for more than 24 hours. It is important to note that even the Union Minister for Human Resources and Development Ramesh Pokhriyal was also held captive by the JNU students when he attempted to diffuse the situation.
On November 20, the declaration signed by all the teachers accused the JNUTA of being hand in glove with the miscreants in attacking, abusing, confining and intimidating their own colleagues. They also dissociated themselves from all the resolutions and statements of JNUTA made since November 1, 2019.
The teachers in a statement claimed that: “The indifference of the office bearers of JNUTA to a series of such dastardly attack on teachers is shocking and deplorable. Even more deplorable is their sly justification of these incidents on flimsy grounds. Evidently, they are hand in glove with the miscreants in attacking, abusing, confining and intimidating their own colleagues. We the teachers, therefore, decide to dissociate ourselves from JNUTA from this day, the 20th of November 2019. We also dissociate ourselves from all the resolutions/ statements of JNUTA made since 1st November 2019.”
The statement further read,” whereas the Jawaharlal Nehru University Teachers’ Association is an association of the teachers, by the teachers, and for the teachers, JNUTA, as controlled by its current office bearers and their coterie, have in the most brazen manner refused to condemn the attack confinement and intimidation of teachers and their family members by a group of miscreants among the students, since October 28, 2019. This conspiratorial silence on the pan of JNUTA has only abetted further violent and aggressive targeting of the teachers.”
The teachers are of the firm belief that JNUTA is the root cause of the current deadlock. Controlled by a left-wing coterie, it has turned JNU into a hotbed of Azadi brigade.