NLU Lockdown continues. Students refuse to budge till demands are met.

Ranchi, Jharkhand | April | 11, 2017 :: The protest at NUSRL, Ranchi continues with its second day today, as the students keep the university locked down demanding redressal of NLU Lockdown continues. Students refuse to budge till demands are met.

The protest at NUSRL, Ranchi continues with its second day today, as the students keep the
university locked down demanding redressal of their issues. Being a National Law University
established by the State Act, the students demand to discuss the issues only with the Chief Minister
and the Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court (The Chancellor of NUSRL) as the demands remain
unheard over the past seven years, despite several written assurances by concerned authorities. The
present administration seems ignorant of the real issues. There have been quotes from the
administration trivializing the issues raised, singling out and victimizing students to create a
diversion from the actual demands. The students are perturbed by the Vice-Chancellor’s personal
attacks on a few individuals. The protest is a unanimous initiative by all the students of the
university and is not guided by a defined leadership with every student having equal voice in
determining the course of the protest.
Broadly, the demands can be summarized as below:
All stakeholders, including the students, the State Government, the High Court and the
University administration with the consensus of all strive to fulfil the following demands:-
1. Complete Administrative overhaul, including the resignation or removal of Vice-
Chancellor and Registrar from their posts owing to gross negligence, mismanagement and
allegation of corruption. An experienced and competent administrator be appointed on a
temporary basis till an able Vice-Chancellor and Registrar is appointed with the consensus
of all stakeholders.
2. Being an Autonomous University, created by the Act of Jharkhand Legislative Assembly,
the financial records of the University be audited by the Comptroller and Auditor General
of India or any other unbiased external authority.
3. The annual Audit reports of the Accounts of the University, which is to be prepared by it
under Sections 24 (ii) and (iii) of NUSRL Act, 2010, should be immediately published.
4. Release of funds by the State Government for the payment of dues to the Central Public
Works Department and the completion of the proposed master plan of the University under
Entry 23(1) (a) in Schedule of NUSRL Act, 2010.
5. A Review Commission be appointed by the Chancellor of the University as under Section
23(1) of the NUSRL Act, 2010.
The SDM interacted with the students, acknowledging the demands as genuine. The Vice-
Chancellor gave students an ultimatum in the garb of Appeal to withdraw the protest by 4:15 PM
yesterday, failing which strict actions would be taken. The students vow not to budge despite all
threats and adversities and continued their protest overnight. issues. Being a National Law University
established by the State Act, the students demand to discuss the issues only with the Chief Minister and the Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court (The Chancellor of NUSRL) as the demands remain unheard over the past seven years, despite several written assurances by concerned authorities. The present administration seems ignorant of the real issues. There have been quotes from the administration trivializing the issues raised, singling out and victimizing students to create a diversion from the actual demands. The students are perturbed by the Vice-Chancellor’s personal attacks on a few individuals. The protest is a unanimous initiative by all the students of the university and is not guided by a defined leadership with every student having equal voice in determining the course of the protest.

Broadly, the demands can be summarized as below:
All stakeholders, including the students, the State Government, the High Court and the University administration with the consensus of all strive to fulfil the following demands:-
1. Complete Administrative overhaul, including the resignation or removal of Vice- Chancellor and Registrar from their posts owing to gross negligence, mismanagement and allegation of corruption. An experienced and competent administrator be appointed on a temporary basis till an able Vice-Chancellor and Registrar is appointed with the consensus of all stakeholders.

2. Being an Autonomous University, created by the Act of Jharkhand Legislative Assembly, the financial records of the University be audited by the Comptroller and Auditor General
of India or any other unbiased external authority.

3. The annual Audit reports of the Accounts of the University, which is to be prepared by it under Sections 24 (ii) and (iii) of NUSRL Act, 2010, should be immediately published.

4. Release of funds by the State Government for the payment of dues to the Central Public Works Department and the completion of the proposed master plan of the University under Entry 23(1) (a) in Schedule of NUSRL Act, 2010.

5. A Review Commission be appointed by the Chancellor of the University as under Section 23(1) of the NUSRL Act, 2010.
The SDM interacted with the students, acknowledging the demands as genuine. The Vice- Chancellor gave students an ultimatum in the garb of Appeal to withdraw the protest by 4:15 PM  yesterday, failing which strict actions would be taken. The students vow not to budge despite all threats and adversities and continued their protest overnight.

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