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DUTA to go on strike against extension of v-c’s term

delhi Updated: Sep 18, 2010 00:09 IST
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The Delhi University Teachers' Association (DUTA), in a general body meeting, passed a resolution to go on strike from September 21-23, protesting the Vice-Chancellor's continuance in office.

On September 24, the DUTA will hold a discussion with the office bearers of Delhi University Students’ Union, and also the students to discuss the prevailing crisis in the university.

The teachers have also decided that to compensate for the loss of teaching hours because of the protests and strikes, classes will be held during the winter vacations. "The winter break, this year, will only be for 15 days instead of one month. We will compensate for the loss of time due to strikes in those fifteen days," said Aditya Narayan Misra, president of DUTA.

The teachers’ body held Vice-Chancellor Deepak Pental responsible for the decision made by Atomic Energy Regulatory Board to not allow Delhi University to use any radioactive source.

"The V-C and other authorities have consistently tried to derail any worthwhile public inquiry into this incredible sale and has tried to subvert its own inquiry," said Misra.

The DUTA also said that it is worried that withdrawal of AERB sanction to use radioactive source will adversely affect science teachers, students and research scholars. They also demanded that Pental should be immediately arrested in order to carry out an unbiased inquiry.