Upping their ante against JNU Registrar Bhupinder Zutshi the varsity's teachers association has decided to "de-recognize" any orders from him saying that he has completed 62-years of age and hence no official communication should be addressed to him.
The teachers association and students union has been demanding Zutshi's resignation for his alleged role in allowing police on the campus.
"JNUTA has decided to de-recognize the "officiating Registrar" from Wednesday as he has completed 62 years on Wednesday which is the actual age of retirement for any regular Registrar in the university as per the statutes," the teacher's association said.
JNUTA also condemned the leak of Registrar's statement to the high-power inquiry committee.
"His deposition to the committee is a confidential matter. How did media come to know about it. It looked like a leak," JNUTA said in a statement adding, that any report by the committee will not be accepted to the JNU community as it has not been constituted properly.
"The Committee appointed by the JNU Authority is eyewash as it has not been constituted properly by involving any member from SC community despite JNUTA repeated demand to this effect. It has not gained any credentials near the student community and hence they have decided not to depose before the panel," it said in a statement.
Meanwhile, the JNU Students Union has decided to take out a protest march to Parliament on March 15 demanding release of two students - Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya - who are still in judicial custody in a sedition case over an event against hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru during which anti-national slogans were allegedly raised.