The Supreme Court on Friday imposed a conditional stay on elections to the students union of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).
A bench of Justices Arijit Pasayat and Mukundkam Sharma also issued contempt notices to the JNU vice-chancellor and the registrar for not ensuring that the election process was conducted in terms of the Lyngdoh Committee recommendations.
The apex court also directed the Superintendent of Police, Puri, Orissa, to initiate criminal proceedings against students of S Chandra Sekhar College who reportedly indulged in large-scale vandalism in the run up to the students union elections.
The apex court passed the slew of directions on an application filed by amicus-curiae (friend of court) and Additional Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium complaining about violation of the Lyngdoh Committee recommendations.
The Supreme Court appointed Lyngdoh Committee in September 2006 had given various guidelines and suggestions for smooth and orderly conduct of students union election across the country.