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12 April 2019

NLSIU Bangalore students gathered for a show of solidarity yesterday to encourage the administration to improve mental health infrastructure and awareness on campus, following the purported second student suicide in just over two years, as well as a Student Bar Association (SBA) campaign to investigate underlying causes.

02 April 2019

Following last month’s second suicide at NLSIU Bangalore in just over two years, the Student Bar Association (SBA) has produced a groundbreaking report that has revealed extremely worrying statistics and trends about life and academic pressures particularly at NLS, but also at other elite national law universities (NLU).

19 March 2019

A third-year student at NLSIU Bangalore, Kanishk Bharti, has taken his own life over the weekend, making this the second suicide at India’s oldest national law school a little over two years.

28 October 2018

NLU Jabalpur vice chancellor (VC) Prof Balraj Chauhan has been occupying the hostel room of a student of the law school who committed suicide on 9 September possibly under stress about his weak command over English, as first reported Times of India.

28 October 2018

NLU Delhi has released a carefully worded notice on Friday (26 October) that a student, who had allegedly tried to commit suicide on Wednesday after complaining that sexual harassment inquiry by the law school’s Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) against him was procedurally defective, had “recovered considerably” and that the standard appeals process against the ICC remained open to him.

16 August 2017

NLU Jodhpur third year student Vikrant Nagaich was found dead near the rail track opposite the law school’s campus on Monday, in a suspected case of suicide, reported the Times of India.

17 November 2016

Nishi Ankita Kujur, “a third year law student of National Law School of India University committed suicide by hanging in her hostel room of the university, on Tuesday. Nishi (20) was a native of Jharkhand,” reported the Deccan Herald and Eenadu India.

17 August 2016

So, one of the longest fasts in world history has come to an end with the Iron Lady of Manipur, Irom Sharmila, abandoning her ineffective fast to force the Government to repeal the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA).

16 August 2016

Sushant Rohilla

Following Delhi’s Amity Law School, IP University, student Sushant Rohilla having hanged himself at his home on 10 August, as reported by the Hindustan Times at the time, has gone viral after a social media campaign by his friends and family, with several mainstream websites picking up the story.

08 January 2014

ILS Pune first year student Saumitra Dhoble, aged 19, allegedly committed suicide on Saturday after declaration of exam results in which he failed two papers.

His body was discovered hanging from the ceiling fan in his room at his residence by his father, during vacations from the law school, reported the Indian Express.

Several students of the law school later complained to the principal Vaijyanti Joshi about the problem of repeated faulty evaluation of exam papers at Pune University.

06 September 2012

NUJS: Now with counsellorExclusive: Three weeks after what was presumed to be the suicide of NUJS Kolkata final year student Wasim Iqbal, a psychotherapist is now set to begin serving as counsellor at the law school after notification on Tuesday.

20 August 2012

NUJS Kolkata’s administration implied that the death of Wasim Iqbal, an NUJS fourth-year student who fell from the terrace of the hostel last week (13 August), was not a suicide, contrary to “unsubstantiated and factually incorrect news reports”.

14 August 2012

nujs-wasim-iqbal NUJS Kolkata student Wasim Iqbal died last night in what is presumed to have been a suicide triggered in part by exam pressures. The college claimed it had appointed a counsellor for students two weeks ago.

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