Rediff India Abroad
 Rediff India Abroad Home  |  All the sections


The Web

India Abroad

Sign up today!

Mobile Downloads
Text 67333
Article Tools
Email this article
Top emailed links
Print this article
Contact the editors
Discuss this article

Home > News > PTI

HC vindicates Lucknow varsity VC's decision

December 15, 2006 19:05 IST

Related Articles
Lucknow University closed sine die
Lucknow Varsity: 83 students with criminal backgrounds suspended

Under attack for idefinitely closing the Lucknow University citing lawlessness, Vice-Chancellor R P Singh on Friday received a shot in the arm with the Allahabad high court virtually vindicating his decision, even as the government, in an attempt to turn the heat on Singh, decided to initiate an inquiry into alleged irregularities by him.

Almost all members of the state assembly had slammed Singh for his decision to idefinitely close the varsity and order the students to vacate the hostels and had authorised Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav to take necessary steps to restore academic activities.

While Mulayam Singh went to the extent of branding Singh as a "dictator", the latter cracked the whip by suspending as many as 135 students with "criminal background", most of them allegedly supporters of ruling Samajwadi Party.

The administration, which was charged by the VC with not cooperating with the varsity authorities in getting the hostels vacated, had even withdrawn the added security on the campus after the closure of the varsity.

The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad high court, while hearing a Public Interest Litigation seeking direction to make available the forces for getting the hostels vacated, virtually vindicated the VC's decision.

It appears from media reports that an atmosphere of lawlessness has been prevailing in the campus for the past one week, a Division Bench of the court comprising Justice Pradeep Kant and Justice Ajai Kumar Singh observed.

"We can not ignore the newspaper and electronic media reports and live coverage of the violence in the campus," the Bench said when the government counsel submitted that there was no violence.

© Copyright 2006 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.
Share your comments

 What do you think about the story?

Read what others have to say:

Number of User Comments: 2

Sub: Kudos to R P Singh

It is heartening to see the efforts of the vice-chancellor of LU. Student elections in our universities have become a farce with money and muscle ...

Posted by Aasheesh Srivastava

Sub: HC vindicates Lucknow varsity VC

This is why the Courts have now become the govt of last resort - because selfish, corrupt megalomanic netas behave like petty dictators and use ...

Posted by labrea



Copyright © 2006 India Limited. All Rights Reserved.