NEW DELHI: The Delhi University administration’s indifference towards filling up teaching positions in the reserved quota came under fire from teachers and students’ organizations holding a joint demonstration on 14 December at Jantar Mantar. MPs of BJP, Congress, CPI and CPM also joined the protest. Addressing the protestors representing Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA), Academic Forum for Social Justice, SC/ST Teachers’ Association and All India Backward Students’ Parliament, CPM MP Sitaram Yechury said that he would meet the Union HRD Minister with the demand that the roster system of appointments in the varsity be improved. He said he would also raise the issue in the Parliament. BJP MP Udit Raj said, “We have been struggling on this issue for a long time and we would continue our battle.” Congress MP Manishankar Aiyar also expressed Congress’ commitment to the policy of reservation. DUTA has forwarded a memorandum containing its demands to the Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani.
Published in the January 2015 issue of the Forward Press magazine
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