NLIU students on hunger strike

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 12 Nov 2017 10:56:57


Staff Reporter,

Students of National Law Institute University (NLIU) started hunger strike against the Director S S Singh on Saturday demanding his resignation from the post. They said hunger strike would not be withdrawn untill director resigns.
Meanwhile, Director Singh said he would not resign from the post until Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh asks him to quit. Director Singh said he has written letter to the Chief Justice and in response he said that he is ready to hold discussion with students. Director Singh denied all allegations levelled against him and said someone has provoked the students.

It was the third day of students’ protest and hunger strike. Students said however director is getting retired from service by next year but he is working like a dictator. NLIU students of Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Kolkata have also supported the strike of students and demanded to suspend the director. Demonstrating students said it has become difficult for them to continue the studies under his guidance as they are becoming victim of his anti-student policies. They further alleged that director is fomenting students on name of caste, religion and sex. Students also said being a Director, S S Singh is talking like a ‘Psycho’. Raising slogans like ‘Bahut Hua Bhrashtachar, Naya Director Abki Bar’ students said that they would not withdraw the strike until the director give up or authorities suspend him.

“We are talking to the students and trying to make them understand the things. There is no such issue and soon matter will be resolved,” said Ravi Pande, Registrar NLIU. Director Singh is working there as university director for past nine years. Students alleged that director Singh recently made vulgar comment on a girl and ‘girls like you, lose your character easily and carry such kind of dress.’ According to students, in morning director addressed the students to listen to their grievance.

However, when students raised specific instances in order to seek his response, he outrightly denied each and every allegation. Students alleged several scams, irregularities and partially on the Director Singh. Police team also reached the spot to avoid any causality.

According to students, director did not respond well on their complaint due to which they demonstrated in campus. Students alleged that management has passed a first year students, who was failing by more than 10 marks. They said college management increased 10 marks of the student and passed him in the exam. Students informed that out of 100, student had secured 40 marks. Later, professors rewarded him 10 marks and passed him in the exam which is against rules.

NLIU has released BALLB fourth year result two days before the protest. Out of 109, only 55 students have passed the exam. Suspecting over the result, students checked the entire matter and alleged that management has rewarded 10 marks to a candidate due to some personal reasons. A complaint regarding issue was filed to the director by students. When Director S S Singh sought clarification over the issue with faculties they said evaluation of one question was missed and later they added the marks of that particular question and increased his 10 number.