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Saturday, 24 December 2011

Hazare shoots letter to Guv on fasting Mumbai University professors

Even as social activist Anna Hazare is preparing to stage his hunger strike in the city, he has come forward to support two professors fasting at Azad Maidan.

Professors of University of Mumbai Vaibhav Narawade and Subhash Athawale have been fasting since December 21 over the fake certificates of controller of examination Professor Vilas Shinde.

On Thursday, Hazare wrote to the chancellor of state universities and Governor K Sankaranarayanan on the Shinde case.
Written in Marathi and sent to the governor’s Mumbai office, the letter (DNA has a copy of it) says that Shinde had applied for two posts in 2007 but submitted different experience certificates. “In this regard, Prof Vaibhav Narawade met you (chancellor) in April 2010 and you have assured him to take action. But the university did nothing in this regard. Now you must look into the matter personally,” says the letter.

Hazare also attached Shinde’s documents with the letter.
“I am unaware of the letter as I am in Nagpur. Governor Sir was also in Nagpur till Friday. I will confirm after reaching Mumbai tomorrow,” said Umesh Kashikar, PRO of Raj Bhawan.

The three-day fast has made Athawale and Narawde weak. “We are yet to get an official communication on management council decision. We will continue to fast till our demands are met.”

A total of 150 students and parents lent their support to the professors.


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