J'khand HC reserves judgement regarding students union election

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Ranchi, Oct 5 (UNI) Jharkhand High Court today reserved its judgment in connection with the rejection of nomination filed by an All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU) candidate to contest Ranchi University students union election.

A division bench, comprising Chief Justice Muthuswamy Karpagyavinayagam and Justice Amreshwar Sahay, passed the order after hearing the writ petition filed by one Rakesh Kiran and others.

The petitioners were students of Chotanagpur Law College, Ranchi.

Mr R Krishna, appearing on behalf of the petitioner, challenged the order passed by the returning officer of Chotanagpur Law College saying the amendment made in the statutes of students union election by the chancellor of Ranchi University were against a Supreme court judgement.

Refering to the verdict, related with Kerala University, Mr Krishna pleaded that the University had filed writ before the apex court regarding the eligibility criteria of student of the University or college for contesting the election of student union.

The apex court referred the matter to the Union Human resources department and the Lyngdoh committee was formed which categorized the students under two groups, Mr Krishna informed the court.

According to the categorisation one group belonging to 17 to 22 years of age would be treated as graduate students and the second group of students up to 25 years would fall under the category of post graduate student.

He contended before the Court that the students of Law College come under the category of post graduate because minimum eligibility for appearing for the course of law was after graduation.

According to Ranchi University amendment the students of 17 to 22 years of age would be treated as undergraduates and others aged between 21 to 24 years would come under the category of professional course college students.


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