SRINAGAR, Oct 16: As a coercive measure in reaction to the symbolic protest observed by the SKUAST-K scientist fraternity, the university administration transferred two of the key office bearers of SKUAST-K Scientists & Teachers’ Association (SSTA).
The varsity issued two different orders and transferred two senior officials who happen to be President and General Secretary of SKUAST-K Scientists & Teachers’ Association.
SSTA said that the orders on their face appear to be a revengeful act on the part of the university authorities to keep the officers from raising their genuine demands
According to the order no. 648(Est.) of 2020 dated 12-10-2020 issued by Registrar, SKUAST-K, General Secretary SSTA, Dr Javaid Ahmad Bhat has been transferred to KVK-Kupwara; and vide order no. 650(Est.) of 2020 dated 13-10-2020, President SSTA, Professor S.A.Dar was transferred to MCRS Sagam.
“The transfers have been made purely with mala fide intentions to muzzle the voice of association,” Prof. S.A. Dar, President SSTA said.
“We did not ask for stars, yet the university administration failed to address our genuine demands like One-Man-One-Post, Rotation of Divisional Heads, office term of Registrar, Uploading Board and University Council decisions on University Website, CAS, KVK Salary, Arrears and increments. Constrained by their inaction, we went on a peaceful and symbolic protest programme,” Prof. Dar said.
He said that at a time when they were expecting that good sense will prevail over the university administration and their issues will be addressed, “the administration issued these orders, which amply demonstrate the revengeful attitude of the authorities against the association office bearers.”
“The VC is completing his term of 5 years on 22nd of this month and even at the fag end of his term, he is using a dictatorial approach to suppress the genuine dissent,” Prof. Dar said.
The SSTA said that it is determined to raise voice for resolving the genuine issues of scientist fraternity before the authorities.