The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the teachers of Kalindi College, which falls under Delhi University, to either call off their strike or be ready to face contempt proceedings. The teachers were seeking action against the president of the students’ union.
“Striking members (lecturers, professors) of Kalindi College are prohibited from going on strike and are asked to comply with the provisions
of the Delhi University Act, failing which they will be liable for the court of contempt proceedings,” said Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice
The court, which had issued notices to the principal of the college, to Delhi University and others including the UGC, has now fixed the matter for further hearing on March 23.
The order came on a PIL filed by Ramit Garg, whose lawyer Zuber Ahmed alleged that a majority of teachers had resigned from various committees of the college last year, and had gone on strike seeking action against Karishma Vaid, president of the students’ union.
Vaid and her mother had lodged a criminal complaint against Meena Anand, one of the teachers of the girls’ college, the petition said.