RMLNLU campus entrance dotted by students protesting instead of attending classesRMLNLU campus entrance dotted by students protesting instead of attending classes

RMLNLU Lucknow students have been sitting out in large numbers since Monday in protest against alleged administrative apathy. They have vowed to continue protests until the resignation of the law school’s joint registrar and deputy registrar for alleged sexual harassment of female students, and until the administration meets a list of five other demands.

The demands include the constitution of a judicial review committee. Two such five yearly reviews of the 2005-established university are now overdue.

A majority of the students have today signed a letter demanding the following:

The Joint Registrar and Deputy Registrar resign from their respective posts in light of the allegations of harassment and sexual harassment respectively. In the event of an inquiry being conducted into the charges of harassment, the administrative officers so accused are suspended until further decision or action being ordered.

Serious academic concerns plaguing the students, primarily including an assessment policy for teachers guided by the students, reformation of the arbitrary policy of attendance and better co-operation and co-ordination in terms of financial assistance to the placement cell established in the University.

Issue of an order for dissolution and subsequent reconstitution of the Proctorial Board of the University in light of the arbitrary decisions taken by the same.

Transparency and Accountability Measures to be immediately adopted, most importantly regarding the purchase, function and maintenance of the University equipment and facilities, along with the budget allocation of co-curricular activities organized by various student committees.

Convene a General Council meeting stipulated under the Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya Rashtriya Vidhi Sansthan (Sansodhan) Adhiniyam, 2006.

An official letter signed by the Hon’ble Vice Chancellor addressed to the Hon’ble Chief Justice of India, who qualifies as the ‘visitor’ under the provisions of Section 7 of the University Act, demanding a Judicial Inquiry into the affairs of the University.

RMLNLU vice chancellor (VC) Prof Gurdip Singh had yesterday constituted a two-member judicial committee to look into the allegations of sexual harassment and other grievances of the students.

One student commented today: “The new judicial committee is of no importance to us since the VC only decides the member of judicial committee hence again the decision would be influenced against students. We want to hold inquiries at a higher level. We want to hold a general council meeting so that there accountability of arbitrary decisions taken by our administration and VC of our college.”

Letter of demands (PDF)

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Like +5 Object -1 Alum 06 Sep 17, 18:58
All the best! Dont back out, stay strong. Real fight starts 10-15 days later, when you will be expected to back out (due to sheer passage of time - I know it's ridiculous!).
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Like +0 Object -0 Guest 06 Sep 17, 20:16
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Like +3 Object -0 Guest 06 Sep 17, 21:21
If the people have really sexually harassed students, why don't they go the police and file a complaint?
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Like +2 Object -0 Request 06 Sep 17, 21:28
Kian I request you to please do a larger story on the poor state of affairs at NLUs and interview the law minister. The root causes are poor funding and lack of National Importance status as given to IIT, IIM, AIIMS etc. Why is the law ministry not doing anything?

If you do not have access to the law minister ask Mint to arrange the interview. It can be a broader interview where you can also him about foreign law firms, judicial vacancies, BCI education scam, criminal justice system etc. There has been complete silence from the government on these issues, and paid MSM/Arnab are too busy appeasing Modi to care.

Please do this.
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Like +0 Object -0 ElCid 06 Sep 17, 23:22
Any way that anonymous pictures can be uploaded?
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Like +6 Object -0 Guest 07 Sep 17, 04:02  interesting
CNLU goes on strike. Then NLU Assam. Then NLU Ranchi. Now RMLNLU.

Hope that the so-called top NLUs grow a spine and learn from these examples.
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Like +2 Object -0 Arbitration_Bhaiya 07 Sep 17, 12:08
Enough is enough. These are dire straits of affairs of law schools across the country. So many issues and concern have been raised by law students for past 1 year and nothing seems to be done to rectify the same. Why is "prime time" news not paying attention to this. Does every college have to be a cool JNU or DU to ring the bells in ears of so-called Higher Authorities. This needs to talked about widely.
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Like +0 Object -0 Guest 07 Sep 17, 19:44
Prachi pls cover the NLU Mumbai fiasco as well

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Like +0 Object -1 Guest 07 Sep 17, 22:24
Next up in line for protests is NUALS. Then HNLU. Then the big boys.
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Like +0 Object -0 Guest 09 Sep 17, 06:17
For those interested there are constant updates on twitter including videos of the protest.
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Like +0 Object -0 Jackal 09 Sep 17, 06:44
Please update the story. The people have been removed for now.

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