AMU teachers call strike on August 13

Aligarh (UP), Aug 11: AMU teachers today gave a call for strike on Saturday to protest the varsity administration's failure to pursue its demands, including the institution of a CBI probe into recent incidents of violence inside the campus.

"The call has been given following a resolution passed by the Executive Committee yesterday," Aligarh Muslim University Teachers' Secretary Association Mustafa Zaidi told reporters.


Zaidi said one of the main demands of the teachers was institution of a CBI probe into recent incidents of violence, including murder, inside the campus in April. The AMU vice-chancellor had approached UP government for a CBI inquiry but there had been no follow-up on this.

Zaidi said another major demand relates to the restoration of compulsory monthly deduction of subscription of the teachers' association from the salary of the teachers.

The current university administration had tried to financially weaken and strangle the teachers' association by stopping the traditional system of funding, he said.

The teachers have also demanded immediate revoking of the suspension of all the teachers who have been suspended for raising voice for their demands.


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