Dear Suchitra ji and Arvind ji, both of you are right.
Slogan is certainly hurting many teachers including many members of our society who are senior professors of Law in two central universities (BHU and Allahabad University), and one state university (Lucknow University) .Even I have been a teacher for 8 years.
In a mass level action few are bound to sacrifice and be sacrificed. I have to sensitize the system.
We are advocates. We know about image of advocates as a class in the public. We feel hurt when people do criticize the legal system particularly targeting the advocates.
There are many teachers receiving prompt promotions without taking the classes. Many do not reply the student’s query in the class on the pretext that the syllabus would not be completed if the students are allowed to put the queries. Many would harshly advice to students that he should learn a lot and then he would be competent to ask a question. I was being criticized by other teachers because I used to encourage the students to ask queries and expose their curiosities. In my classes a query has never been irrelevant. Even intentionally sponsored and teasing queries were well satisfied in my classes moreover, by extracting replies from amongst students themselves.
Coaching centers extracting high fee from the students do also adopt the same attitude. They provide notes in the classes and do not satisfy the queries of candidates on the pretext of time limitation or saying that student’s query is irrelevant.
I am planning for Mutual Learning Center i.e. free coaching for Judicial exams. In this system the candidates themselves will deliver lectures and share the notes among them under my guidance. I will allot the topics and subjects according to taste and capacity of the candidates and will clear their doubts. Nothing will be charged.
Just now I have created a poetic line: “Mai sabka hu sab mere, ye dhundh ghanere kya jaane; pal bhar ke mehmaan bechaare apne se ud jaayenge”. I have no prejudice against any class community or individual.