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varsity teachers banned from talking to the press
Oct 22 (NNI): Following
imposing ban on journalists by its Cice Chancellor, Prof Jalees Ahmad Khan
Tareen to enter the Kashmir University campus, the university teachers
have also been instructed to keep away from the Press and avoid talking
Sources said governor G C Saxena, who is also the chancellor of Kashmir
University, noticed some lecturers talking about the situation in Kashmir
on private TV channels recently and reportedly conveyed his displeasure to
the Vice ChancellorC, reports Indian Express.
As a result, Tareen, who took over as the V-C early this year, declared
the university out of bound for journalists and also directed the heads of
different departments not to interact with the Press without prior
permission. The V-C expressed his ire against the university teachers at a
meeting of the department heads, a source said.
Henceforth, all print and TV journalists will require permission from the
V-C's office to enter the campus for professional purposes, according to
the university order.
The controversy surfaced when some university teachers made some
anti-national remarks during a discussion in a programme on a private TV
channel. A J&K minister was also participating in the discussion. The
government has taken objection to the remarks made by a woman teacher in
the programme and is contemplating action against her, according to
The university has been in the news during the last week on account of the
protest demonstrations against the US attacks on Afghanistan. The students
boycotted classes for four days and even pelted stones at the police
during the demonstrations. ŚNNI
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