NEW DELHI: The Jawaharlal Nehru University teachers on Friday alleged that the varsity had sent a report with "partial facts" to the HRD ministry about the controversial event held against hanging of Afzal Guru and Maqbol Bhat.
"The HRD Minister quoted from a report sent to the ministry by JNU containing partial facts. The so called preliminary report of the high-level committee probing the event was finalised in a day's time without consulting anyone," said JNU Teachers Association (JNUTA) President Ajay Patnaik.
Laced with emotion and anger the hard hitting speech of HRD Minister Smriti Irani has not gone down well with JNU teachers who say they are "baffled" by her speech in Parliament which was based on the varsity's "half-cooked" report.
In a hard-hitting speech in Lok Sabha, laced with emotion and anger, the HRD Minister had defended the action against students of JNU saying Kanhaiya Kumar and some other students had been found indulging in anti-national activities by the JNU authorities themselves.
Meanwhile former JNU Teachers Association (JNUTA) president Prof Chaman Lal has returned an award to union HRD ministry on Friday saying that he never saw such brutal assault on JNU.
Lal returned his award to the union HRD ministry through speed post. He said that the officials at the Central Hindi Directorate had refused to take back the award on February 24. “After official refused to take back the award today returned it to the HRD ministry through speed post. I have returned the award containing a citation and Rs 50,000 cash conferred on me by Central Hindi Directorate, union HRD ministry, in the year 2003 by then Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee singed by the union HRD ministr Dr Murli Manohar Joshi for ‘non-Hindi speaking area Hindi writer’.