Sunday, April 05, 2009

HNLU in trouble?

An article ('Its own course') in the current issue of Outlook discusses the present situation at the Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur where the student community is on an indefinite strike calling for the resignation of the Vice-Chancellor Prof. (Dr.) M.K. Srivastava. According to a website which has been set up - http://www.revivehnlu.com/ - the Vice-Chancellor has issued an indefinite shutdown of the University, and electricity and water has been cut to the hostels. I am not aware of any further developments. The HNLU situation is certainly a serious one, and at a time when law schools seem to mushrooming all over the country (for instance, the recent National Law University, Delhi and the upcoming Jindal Global Law School, Haryana), this may be a timely reminder that we need to not only build new institutions but also to sustain them.
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