JNUTA condemns removal of Prof Nivedita Menon
New Delhi: The Jawaharlal Nehru University Teachers' Association (JNUTA) condemned the decision of the Executive Council for the removal of Professor Nivedita Menon from Chairpersonship of the Centre for Comparative Politics and Political Theory (CCPT), School.
"Removal of Nivedita Menon is an act of intimidation and insult by the Vice-Chancellor of JNU solely because Menon asserted the necessity of the correct procedure, impartiality, and absolute integrity in selection committees. The decision to remove her chairpersonship was taken at the Executive Council meeting held on Monday," JNUTA said in a press statement.
Professor Menon said that her formal act of objecting to improprieties in the conduct of University's Selection Committee was falsely termed as 'insulting behaviour' and the decision to remove her from Chairpersonship was taken.