High Court questions Himachal University over students violence

Shimla: With tension prevailing at Himachal Pradesh University after a recent clash between groups of two student outfits, the High Court has intervened and asked the university authorities to explain what action against hostel wardens had been taken for reported violation of residency rules on the campus.

In response to a petition by Dr Lallan Rai, the division bench of Chief Justice Kurian Joseph and Justice Dharam Chand Chaudhary directed petitioner, registrar HPU, Inspector General (IG) Police – Shimla, SP and DC Shimla, dean of students and all hostel wardens to be present in court on June 20, when the case is listed for hearing.

The bench directed the IG to oversee the law and order situation and submit a report. The vice-Chancellor and registrar of the university have been asked to file an affidavit in 3 days stating therein, as to whether there have been non-students staying in the hostel and if so, why they were permitted to occupy the hostels.

The court has also sought an explanation as to what action was been taken against the wardens in this regard.

Following the violence on the campus on Wednesday and the university ordering closure of all boys hostels the petitioner has approached the court that final examinations for the academic session are being conducted but the university has ordered closure of all boys hostels which has led to a major problem for the resident students.

As Editor, Ravinder Makhaik leads a team of media professionals at Hill Post. Spanning a career of over two decades in mass communication, as a Documentary Filmmaker, TV journalist, Print Media journalist and with Online & Social Media, he brings with him a vast experience. He lives in Shimla.

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