AASU Darrang
AASU leaders submitting a memorandum to Prabhati Thaosen, deputy commissioner of Darrang. Image credit - Northeast Now

AASU has moved the Assam chief minister against the rejoining of 8 teachers of JNV Darrang, who were suspended in a case of an attempt to murder the then principal P Rajesh.

Sensation prevails in the conscious circle of Darrang district after the 8 suspended teachers of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) Darrang rejoined the school after revocation of their suspension order passed in the second week of this month.

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While opposing it strongly and reacting sharply, the AASU Mangaldai Subdivision unit has moved Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma seeking his urgent intervention in the academically and socially sensitive issue.

The AASU unit submitted a memorandum to the Assam CM on Friday through Prabhati Thaosen, deputy commissioner of Darrang, who is also the chairman of the Vidyalaya Management Committee (VMC) of the school.

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The memorandum was submitted by Suchibrat Saikia, president and Bhaskarjyoti Deka, general secretary of the AASU unit in presence of their central executive member Niranjan Saikia.

The AASU leaders expressed serious concern over the decision of the Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti, Shillong region to revoke the earlier suspension order and reinstate all the suspended teachers, including five named as accused in the FIR of the victim outgoing principal.

The AASU leaders termed the decision as shocking, unjustified and against the future of the students’ community of Darrang.

They also observed the possibility of involvement of some influential vested interests in this unexpected negative development just at a time when Darrang Police after completion of investigation under the supervision of the superintendent of police, Sushanta Biswa Sarma submitted the charge-sheet before the court for trial.

The AASU unit urged the Assam CM to ensure the removal of all the teachers from the school and revive its lost peaceful academic environment,

A copy of the memorandum has also been sent to the Commissioner, NVS, Noida and the deputy commissioner, NVS, Shillong Region.

Meanwhile, a section of present and former students of the school have moved Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UNion Home Minister Amit Shah online expressing their grievances and requesting them to intervene in the matter to stop the teachers’ joining JNV Darrang for the sake of the future of the students.

Meanwhile, talking to Northeast Now regarding the progress of the case, officer-in-charge of Mangaldai police station, Inspector Mosco Saikia said the police investigation is already over and a charge-sheet has been submitted in the court.

”The matter is also reported to the office of Assam Governor in response to a letter issued recently by them,” said officer-in-charge Saikia.

Navneet Kumar, Kaluram Meena, Madanlal Gupta, all three PGT teachers were suspended on July 20 last following their arrest while five other teachers Pallabita Gogoi, Dharitri Deka, Mousumi Barua, Aparijita Goswami and Chanda Kumari were suspended in the first week of August after 2 separate inquiries carried out by the NVS.

Mayukh Goswami

Mayukh Goswami is Northeast Now Correspondent in Mangaldai. He can be reached at: mayukh.mld@gmail.com