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Uttar Pradesh to get 2nd NLU with 25 acre campus in Prayagraj/Allahabad

Uttar Pradesh, following in the footsteps of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, is planning to open a second national law university (NLU) in the state alongside RMLNLU Lucknow, having earmarked 25 acres of land in Prayagraj (formerly and commonly still known as Allahabad), according to the Herald Publicist.

Chief minister Yogi Adityanath’s government is reportedly yet to bless the proposal by the state’s justice ministry, which has made sure to include in its NLU plans “a system of research on the ancient scriptures and the ancient judicial system of India”, according to the Herald Publicist.

The Chief Justice of India (CJI) is proposed to be its chancellor, according to the report, though not a lot more information is available.

Maharashtra, of course, had planned three NLUs and currently has two NLUs, in Nagpur and Mumbai.

Madhya Pradesh got its second NLU besides venerable NLIU Bhopal in 2018 with NLU Jabalpur.

With UP being India’s most populous state, it is no surprise that it’s going the same way, though the question remains: with existing NLUs barely seeing enough funds and love from state governments (let alone the Centre), do we really need yet another NLU?

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