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Result, yet again: CNLU students get retired district judge as new acting registrar

CNLU students keep up momentum, get ex-judge as new acting registrarCNLU students keep up momentum, get ex-judge as new acting registrar

CNLU Patna appointed retired district judge Manoranjan Prasad Srivastava as its acting registrar on 11 April, following the resignation last week of its former registrar SP Singh, whose removal CNLU students had demanded with protests on campus.

The 11 April order of vice chancellor (VC), retired high court judge Mridula Mishra stated:

Shri Manoranjan Prasad Srivastava (retired district judge) shall be the acting registrar of the Chanakya National Law University, Patna to look after the day-to-day work of the university til further orders with immediate effect.

Singh had commented last week: “I had been discharging the duty as registrar [for the last 10 years].

“I requested Hon’ble [vice chancellor] madam to relieve me from this post on 2 April so that I can concentrate on my study and look after my ailing mother. She relieved me on 6 April.”

The students have not yet been notified about the formation of a new VC search committee to replace the last selected candidate for the post - former NUJS VC Ishwara Bhat - whose appointment to head CNLU was vehemently opposed by lock down protests by CNLU students.

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Like +11 Object -0 Guest 14 Apr 18, 15:33  interesting
Congratulations! Many other NLUs can learn from the unity and initiative of CNLU students. I wish the NUJS student had shown the same against Bhat 6 years earlier.
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Like +7 Object -14 Iyer and Gupta 14 Apr 18, 15:46  controversial
Shame on SJA at NUJS who patronised the students by celebrating the Registrar's leave of absence. Guilty of wilful negligence by not allowing the students to protest against the VC.
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Like +5 Object -0 Notice 14 Apr 18, 17:50  interesting
"The students have not yet been notified about the formation of a new VC search committee to replace the last selected candidate for the post - former NUJS VC Ishwara Bhat"

You cannot overturn someone's appointment like that. Only Prof Bhat can choose to withdraw, but he intends to take up the position soon when the protests will get over.
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Like +7 Object -0 Neutral 14 Apr 18, 22:47  interesting
Yes....legally speaking, both the "search committee" and the "appointment of Mr.Bhat" as VC are perfectly legal.
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Like +1 Object -0 Darkseid 14 Apr 18, 23:16
It's just that Bhat has already accepted CNLU's decision change in writing and said he won't be joining there.
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Like +0 Object -14 Scholar 15 Apr 18, 02:16
This is very sad. CNLU students are indisciplined with no respect for elders and faculty. In democracy we have right to protest but with limit. Many student crossed this limit and should be suspended.
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Like +5 Object -0 Neutral 15 Apr 18, 13:21  interesting
Compared to other NLUs in the upper part of the country, they were a disciplined and well-behaved lot during the agitation. They should be allowed to move ahead.
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