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Kumaon University teachers protest

Hindustan Times, Sat, Apr 12 01:00 AM

HUNDREDS OF teachers of the Kumaon University will stay away from work on April 17 in protest against the B.C Khanduri-led BJP government’s controversial decision to enact the Uttarakhand State Universities’ Bill 2008.

“Teachers of both Nainital and Almora campuses will go on a mass casual leave on that day,” said Dr Lalit Tiwari, Joint Secretary of the Kumaon University Teachers’ Association (KUTA). The association has also passed a resolution demanding that all the provisions of the draft bill be replaced with those of the UGC Act. [more]