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Unrest in National Law Institute University over director remark

THE ASIAN AGE. | RABINDRA NATH CHOUDHURY
Published : Nov 12, 2017, 7:07 am IST
Updated : Nov 12, 2017, 7:10 am IST

A girl student of the institute accused the director of casting aspersions on her character.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan (Photo: PTI)
 Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan (Photo: PTI)

Bhopal: The alleged sexist remark against a girl pupil by the director of National Law Institute University (NLIU) here has sparked student unrest in the campus.

Director of NLIU, Bhopl, professor S.S. Singh, however, dismissed the allegation describing it “baseless, manufactured and fabricated”.

“Those who know me, including the parents of the students, will never believe it. Some people in the campus are instigating the students against me. They want me to quit. I was an angel for the students for last nine and half years. Suddenly, why the allegation of such low level was hurled against me?” Mr Singh said.

Mr Singh has been serving as director of the university since 2008 told reporters here on Saturday. A girl student of the institute accused the director of casting aspersion on her character.

“I was called inside the director’s room. The director cast aspersion on my character in front of four other faculty members”, the student narrated before the demonstrating students in the institute campus here on Saturday.

Students of NLIU, Bhopal, have launched an indefinite agitation demanding the removal of the director following the allegation. Students were also up in arms against the institute authorities for imposing “irrational” restrictions on them.

They alleged that the authorities have turned the institute a jail for them. They have been asked to return to campus by 9 pm. Bhopal MP Alok Sanjar visited the institute and held discussions with the agitating students.

He has assured them to take up the matter with the Centre as well as the chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

“It is unfortunate if the director had made such a comment against a girl student”, he told reporters here.

Tags: shivraj singh chouhan, national law institute university
Location: India, Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal