Some Schools in Delhi denied celebrating Teachers’ Day; JNU and DU Teachers hold protest

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Schools in Delhi denied to celebrate Teachers Day
Schools in Delhi denied to celebrate Teachers Day

Claiming Teachers’ Day a “black day”, the National Independent Schools Alliance, an association of more than 160 schools has declared to carry out a peace march at their Schools, for the “misuse” of POCSO Act, against the teachers.

There are many private school associations in Delhi and NCR have denied the Teachers’ Day celebration to mark the protest against the recent arrests of many teachers and principals in the city, and for the community which has been ill-treated. Faculty of many recognized universities including, Delhi University, Jamia Millia Islamia, and Jawaharlal Nehru University has also declared to hold a peaceful protest and wearing “black badges” against the unheard demands.

Violation of POCSO Act

Claiming Teachers’ Day a “black day”, the National Independent Schools Alliance, an association of more than 160 schools has declared to carry out a peace march at their Schools, for the “misuse” of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, against the teachers.

Likewise, Springdales Education Society has also rejected to host their “Teachers Day” dinner this year, Owing to a series of disturbing events in schools, in and outside Delhi, where principals and teachers have been held accountable for situations that in many instances have not been the responsibility of schools and their management,” said the statement.

The Affordable Private Schools’ Association also gave a statement saying, We, the educationist fraternity, have to restore the value in our society and respect of the teachers so that we can bring trust in the system.”

Teachers Day Celebration with “Black Badges”?

As per the report of some principals, the teacher’s fraternity is “disturbed” due to “spate of unfair instances”. Seema Jerath, the principal of DLF Public School in Sahibabad said “Teachers across the nation are disturbed at the spate of instances where unfair and discriminatory treatment is being meted out to support staff, teachers, principals and school management. FIRs are being filed against principals, teachers and support staff and some have been jailed for circumstances not always within their control.”

The representatives of the Federation of Central Universities’ Teachers’ Association (FEDCUTA) decided to wear “black badges” and carry out demonstrations in their institutes on Wednesday. The teachers association at the Delhi University, the Jamia Millia Islamia and the Jawaharlal Nehru University has extended their support to FEDCUTA’s call and will be wearing black badges on Teachers’ Day to mark their protest against our long pending demands such as restoration of old pension policy and regularization of guest faculty,” said Rajib Ray, president of both FEDCUTA.

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