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Still no proposal to nationalise NLUs or make them INIs, Law Min reiterates

NLU INIs remain non-starter for gov’t
NLU INIs remain non-starter for gov’t

As first told to parliament in July of this year, law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad reiterated today in response to MPs’ questions that the Centre had no interest in meddling directly in states’ administration of national law schools.

According to the The Leaflet on Twitter (see above), “at present there is no proposal pending with this [Law & Justice] Ministry to set up a National Law School/ University in each State/ UT, nationalization of National Law Universities (NLUs) and inclusion of all national law universities in the list of institutions of national importance” (INI).

The question, as well as several others, were asked by three MPs from Shiv Sena and one from the DMK party.

Previously, in July, BJP MP Maneka Gandhi had asked a similar question.

Thanks to the reader who had sent us the tip, who added:

Once again the minister stubbornly said no to the proposal. Interesting that regional parties from Maharashtra and TN are now seeking nationalisation, as newer NLUs like MNLU and TNNLS will stand to benefit.

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