New Delhi: JNU teachers on Tuesday joined the students in boycotting classes in protest against arrest of its student union leader in a sedition case and said they would take classes on “nationalism” in the varsity lawns.
The students had on Monday gone on an indefinite strike till JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar is released and the sedition case against him dropped. After 10 teachers and a group of students were attacked in Patiala House court complex where Kanhaiya was produced on Monday, the Teachers’ Association decided to join the students in boycotting classes. “The administration is not only acting against students but also teachers and we are being openly attacked while the VC stays mum over it. The entire world is now referring to JNU as a hub of anti-nationals on basis of propaganda of few people in power. It is time we teach our students what nationalism is,” said Rohith Azad, a faculty member, who was among those who were attacked on Monday.