Tribal’s murder: JNU Teachers’ Association says cases against professors fabricated

The teachers, along with eight others, have been booked for the murder of Shamnath Baghel, a villager in insurgency-hit Sukma district of the state, who was murdered by Maoists on November 4.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: November 10, 2016 5:45 pm
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The Jawaharlal Nehru University Teachers’ Association (JNUTA) on Tuesday condemned the “fabricated proceedings” against JNU professor Archana Prasad and DU professor Nandini Sundar and demanded that the state “act promptly against those indulging in such criminal intimidation” against teachers who were “discharging their social duties”.

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The teachers, along with eight others, have been booked for the murder of Shamnath Baghel, a villager in insurgency-hit Sukma district of the state, who was murdered by Maoists on November 4.

“JNUTA condemns the recent fabricated proceedings against academicians including Prof. Archana Prasad and Prof. Nandini Sundar following their Chhattisgarh visit is in May this year. The state, instead of safeguarding the voices of dissent is actively participating in victimizing academicians for discharging their social duties to raise pertinent issue of victimization of innocent tribal from both sides i.e. the Maoists and the Police. It is most unfortunate to note that unprincipled elements continue to conspire in silencing all voices that emerge in favour of poor and downtrodden sections of society, especially dalits and tribals,” the JNUTA said in a statement.

“The JNUTA condemns in the strongest terms the orchestrated campaign being carried out against teachers of universities, in particular women teachers, with the sole purpose of terrorizing them and silencing their genuine voice. The security and liberty of the above colleagues are being gravely threatened through unreasonable proceeding based on frivolous complaints. They are being targeted for things that teachers normally do in discharging their social responsibilities as public intellectuals,” it further said.


They have demanded that ‘the state must act promptly against those indulging in such criminal intimidation of these academicians and ensure the safety and legitimate freedom of teachers and their unhindered public engagement”.

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  1. J
    Nov 9, 2016 at 9:43 am
    This JNU/Maoist she-wolf needs to be behind bars
  2. A
    Nov 9, 2016 at 2:44 pm
    if teachers indulge in criminal acts they must be severely punished .ANTI NATIONALS and TRAITORS GETTING EXPOSED
  3. B
    Bijan Mohanty
    Nov 9, 2016 at 3:53 pm
    The police charges are preposterous and fabricated as evident from the news. Action should have been initiated against the police ig.
    1. C
      Nov 9, 2016 at 10:32 am
      This is what the banana republic is....
      1. A
        A villager
        Nov 9, 2016 at 10:02 am
        2014 Election is fabricated, the Indian consution (the part not suitable to JNU) is fabricated, the judiciary system is fabricated, the US election is fabricated, the Hindu scriptures are fabricated, the capitalism is fabricated, Aha !!! what a conspiracy by God ! He fabricated w world to be against leftist, maoist and JNU!! Long live Lal m.
        1. P
          Prasad Durga
          Nov 9, 2016 at 4:13 pm
          Hypocrisy of the JNU students and faculty exposed. But then leftist movement is based on hypocrisy
          1. S
            Nov 9, 2016 at 10:36 am
            There will be no more bookings. When the arrogance move to its peak point, all accused will be eliminated on the spot without losing time for booking etc.
            1. N
              Nov 9, 2016 at 8:50 am
              Indian democracy is surely vibrant! Anti-nationals are allowed to run universities (JNU, HCU...) and are allowed to form political parties (leftists). Now, they are also allowed to murder people and get away with it! lt;br/gt;JNU has to be dissolved and along with other morons: TMC, BSP, SP, DMK, Congree, The Hindu, NDTV (press guild?) Communist parties, HCU (school of social science) need to be put away forever!
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