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Govt attaches Principal GDC Parade, orders probe as students intensify protest – Jammu Voice

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Jammu:Government on Wednesday attached Principal Government Degree College for Women Parade and ordered an enquiry following the allegations that she used “abusive language” against the female students.
The government order issued here reads that pending enquiry into the matter, Anita Sudan, Principal, Government College for Women, Parade is hereby attached with Director Colleges, Higher Education Department with immediate effect.
Geetanjli Andotra has been given charge as Incharge Principal GDC for Women Parade, the order said.
The decision has come after the students continued to protest on day 2 against the alleged use of “abusive language” with the students on Tuesday.
For the second consecutive day, the protesting female students boycotted their classes and marched towards the Deputy Commissioner, Jammu’s office. The Deputy Commissioner, Jammu, Rajeev Kumar assured the students that a proper investigation will be launched into the matter.
Meanwhile, J&K College Teachers Association (CTA) has decided to go on a one-day pen down strike on August 25, in protest against the decision of attaching Principal GDC for Women, Parade, without any enquiry.
An emergency meeting was held with regard to the situation emerged following allegations by the students and the subsequent protests, a CTA spokesman said.
During the meeting, the teachers condemned Higher Education Department for attaching the Principal without any enquiry. “Dr Anita Sudan is senior most academic and her professional record is impeccable and her devotion, integrity is unquestionable,” said the spokesman of CTA said in a statement.
It further condemned baseless allegations of the students against the teachers.
It should be noted that hundreds of female students from Government Degree College for Women, Parade on Tuesday staged protest after they were denied entry into the campus for not following the institute’s dress code.
The students had accused the principal of the college of using “abusive language” against the students who were not wearing uniform inside the premises.
The protesting students raised slogans against the college authorities and blocked the road at Parade, disrupting vehicular traffic for several hours.

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