10 Dec 2006, Hindustan Times , Patna
All India Federation of University and College Teachers’ Organisation (AIEUCTO) has given a call for a one-day strike by University and College Teachers on December 14 to press various demands including a CBI inquiry into the gruesome murder of Patna University Teacher Papiya Ghosh.
About 33,000 non-Teaching employees of nine Universities of the State will also go on mass leave the same day in support of their demands.
The AIEUCTO’s strike call was endorsed by the Joint Action Committee (JAC) of Federation of University Teachers’ Association of Bihar and Federation of University (Services) Teachers’ Association of Bihar at its meeting held on Sunday.
The JAC also decided to stage a Dharna at the University Headquarters on December 14 with Teachers wearing black badges as a mark of protest against the incident and also the inability of the police to arrest the criminals even a week after the incident. JAC Joint Convener, Prof AKP Yadav, said Papiya’s killing had exposed the poor law and order situation in the State Capital and caused a fear psychosis among the Teachers.