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Deploy cops to evacuate hostels

A PUBLIC Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed urging the court to direct the State Government and the district administration to make police and paramilitary force available to the Lucknow University administration for getting the hostels vacated so that students having criminal antecedents residing on the LU premises could be purged.

india Updated: Dec 15, 2006 11:13 IST

A PUBLIC Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed urging the court to direct the State Government and the district administration to make police and paramilitary force available to the Lucknow University administration for getting the hostels vacated so that students having criminal antecedents residing on the LU premises could be purged.

The petitioner urged that the LU and its affiliated degree colleges should be opened in January 2007.

The petitioner further urged to compensate the loss of teaching by arranging extra classes so that examination could conclude by May 15, 2007 and academic session be regularised from July 2007.

He also urged that students’ union election of LU and other universities of the state be held in accordance with the Lyngdoh Committee report. The PIL, filed by a local lawyer JS Tomar, shall come up for hearing on Friday before the bench headed by Justice Pradeep Kant.

Meanwhile, the chief standing counsel was directed to apprise the court of police deployment in the Lucknow University.

The petition was filed on the ground that the administration had totally failed in its duty to protect smooth functioning of LU. The petitioner also stated that the administration was not supporting the V-C to provide a clean administration and clean atmosphere for the purposes of academics in the LU.