Press Trust of India|Dec 5, 2023
- RJD MP Manoj Jha says DU cancelled his lecture planned for September 4
RJD MP Manoj Jha says DU cancelled his lecture planned for September 4
Manoj Jha said that he was invited by DU's Centre for Professional Development in Higher Education, to deliver a lecture on "Political Social Work: New Opportunity for Practice."
NEW DELHI: RJD MP Manoj Jha on Wednesday alleged his lecture planned on September 4 has been cancelled by the Delhi University, and demanded a probe. Jha, a DU professor, said he was invited by the university's Centre for Professional Development in Higher Education, to deliver a lecture on "Political Social Work: New Opportunity for Practice".
The invite was extended on August 18. But Jha received an e-mail from the varsity on Wednesday informing him that his lecture has been cancelled due to "unavoidable circumstances". "This is my university. I teach here. I have studied here and I am teaching here. I can speak in Parliament, on the street, write in newspapers. But I cannot address teachers of my university. What is the fear?" Jha said.
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"I demand to the government that this move of the Centre for Professional Development for Higher Education (CPDHE) be investigated. What's the reason that I can't give the lecture? Don't I have the right?" he questioned. Jha, who is known for his strong speeches in Rajya Sabha, said he will write to the prime minister and the education minister in this regard. No response was available from Delhi University on the issue.
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