NLIU students press for Director’s ouster

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 15 Nov 2017 11:29:09


Staff Reporter,

Students hold candle march, share greeting cards

Continuing their protest for the sixth day, students of National Law Institute (NLIU), Bhopal, carried out candle march and performed street play at MP Nagar Square on Tuesday. Protesting students also submitted a symbolic memorandum to Dr B R Ambedkar, principal architect of the Constitution of India.

Demonstrating students put on posters like ‘get well soon Mamu’ at director’s residence and displayed ‘director missing’ posters in entire campus. They have also shared greeting cards with the director at his residence. A group of students representing the Students’ Union of NLIU would be meeting the Chief Justice of Jabalpur High Court on Thursday. The controversy between students and director has become a burning issue as large number of social organisations, NGO, political leaders and general public have started supporting them. According to students, professors are threatening them for attendance shortage on phone. Students have boycotted their classes for past one week. They have decided to boycott the classes till problem get resolved. Students took out peaceful rally and Dharma in full swing. Students alleged that annual reports of university have not been published since 2011.

About 600 postcards have been sent by students to the CJI, President and the Prime Minister, as a symbolic gesture to request to come to the students rescue as the oppressive malpractices of the director increase day by day. Ex-students of NLIU also came forward and offered their assistance, even willing to teach the students and hold classes for them. Representatives of students met with the state Chief Minister and pleaded him to take the cause. Notably, NLIU students are protesting against the Director, S S Singh and demanding his resignation.

NLIU students of Hyderabad, Bangaluru and Kolkata has 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 SS Singh is talking like a Psycho. Raising slogans like ‘Bahut Hua Bhrastachar, naya director abki bar’ students said that they would not withdraw the strike until the director give up or authorities suspend him.