JUTA takes out peace march on 10th day of Dr Chandra’s death

Members of JUTA during a peace march in University campus, Jammu.
Members of JUTA during a peace march in University campus, Jammu.

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Sep 16: Members of Jammu University Teachers’ Association (JUTA), as a part of their ongoing protest, took out a peace march around the University Campus, by holding placards in their hands.
Later, a “Shanti Paath” was chanted by the teachers from the Department of Sanskrit and prayed for the departed soul. It was reiterated that JUTA believes in “Zero tolerance against sexual harassment” and anyone who indulges in such activities must be punished, but only after following the duly set procedure of JUICCASH.
JUTA president Prof Pankaj Srivastava said keeping in view the gravity of the matter thoroughly investigation into the suicide of Dr Chandra’s should be done by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Further, the teachers demanded that the procedural lapse in the case should also be probed and responsible persons be removed from their official positions.
Members of JUTA also took a conscious decision that as the JUET examination is for the admission for the University and hence keeping the interest of the students in view they will not demand any postponement of the JUET. However, the university teachers decided not to perform any examination duty including JUET.
It is pertinent to mention that the Teachers’ Association of SKUAST-J has extended their support to the Jammu University Teachers’ Association in their protest against the procedural lapses that lead to the death of their colleague.
The secretary of the Association Dr Ravinder Singh informed that the JUTA will be holding its GBM on September 19 to discuss further course of action.