Aruchal college teachers to boycott exams


Itagar, April 10: Concerned over the repeated physical assault on college teachers, the Aruchal Pradesh College Teachers Association (APCTA) today decided to boycott the forthcoming examitions and to organizing dhar in the college campus.

The decision was taken in the backdrop of the April 7 assault case at Dera tung Government College here and another incident at J N College, Pasighat in East Siang district yesterday. Associate professor Dr K K Rai was physically assaulted by one Ngurang Tati, a first year student of the college during examition when he was prohibited to carry out unfair means, while Dr Punia Tao of J N College Pasighat was assaulted by a student on Thursday.

 “Enough is enough. Teachers cannot be treated as a punching bag by the students,” APCTA president Dr Jommi Loyi said in a press conference here.  

He lamented that despite several pleas, the state government failed to provide security to the teaching community who were serving the state with utmost dedication.

“Assault on teachers is not a new trend in the state. Since 2006 we are facing similar situation. We will fight for our justice till the accused were arrested and award imprisonment for five years. Moreover, their university registrations should be cancelled immediately,” he said.

The association appealed the students, associations and unions not to interfere with the police while taking action against the accused saying that wrong doers should be punished so that no such incident occur in the future.

The APCTA also asked the parents to nurture their children with good manners and sought cooperation from civil societies and administration in its fight against injustice.

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