Jr college teachers stage sit-in
Teachers were protesting against the blackening of a professor's face in Mumbai, by NSUI activists.india Updated: Jul 20, 2006 22:41 IST
More than 100 junior college teachers from Mumbai and neighbouring districts on Thursday held a sit-in to protest the recent incident in Wilson College where a professor's face was blackened by NSUI activists after a student accused him of molestation.
"We had a dharna this afternoon where more than 100 teachers participated. We also met Social Welfare minister Dayanand Mhaske and told him of how Professor Vilas Athavale's face was blackened by activists of NSUI on June 30," secretary of the Mumbai Regional Junior College Teachers Union SM Paranjape said.
A delegation met the minister this morning, and apprised him of the situation, Paranjape said adding "the way the police were mere spectators when Athavle's face was blackened and he was taken to a nearby police station by the activist was despicable."
The MRJCTU also demanded action against Sadaf Aboli, president of city NSUI unit and other office bearers as well as "errant police officers".
The Union has also demanded immediate constitution of committees for redressal of grievances pertaining to sexual harassment as directed by the Supreme Court, so that just and fair disposal of complaint is ensured.