Staff Reporter

MALAPPURAM: Calicut University employees and teachers belonging to five unions will take out a march to the university campus on Saturday, demanding the removal of T.K. Narayanan as Acting Registrar as well as from professorship in view of Chancellor R.S. Gavai's order in a case involving Dr. Narayanan.

The protestors will take out the march under the joint banner of the Calicut University Teachers Association, Calicut University Staff Organisation, Solidarity of University Employees, Calicut University Employees Forum and the Calicut University Employees Centre.

University officials said they would seek the help of the police to prevent the employees from entering the administrative block, at which a Syndicate meeting would be held on Saturday morning.

Allegation

Union leaders said Dr. Narayanan was using the university funds to fight his personal case.

“The protest will continue till he is removed from the post of Acting Registrar,” said U.V. Rajagopal, leader of the Calicut University Staff Organisation.

The Chancellor, giving his final order in a long-drawn case, asked Calicut University to give notional appointment to B. Karunakaran as professor of Sanskrit.

The university had appointed Dr. Narayanan as professor of Sanskrit, revoking the decision of a selection committee to appoint Dr. Karunakaran earlier.

The protestors said that the Chancellor's verdict ratifying the appointment of Dr. Karunakaran should automatically deprive Dr. Narayanan of his professor's post and hence his position as Acting Registrar.

The university has approached the court against the order of the Chancellor.

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