TN Govt has not permitted University to start Law College:

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Chennai, Aug 8 (UNI) Tamil Nadu Law Minister Duraimurugan today clarified that the State Government has not given permission to a Thanjavur-based Deemed University to start a Law college.

Reacting to the agitation by the Law college students, Mr Duraimurugan, in a statement here, said the University has obtained permission from the Court, without obtaining no objection certificate from the State Government.

The case relating to this was pending before the Supreme Court and the Government would implead itself in the case and reflect the sentiments of the students, he said.

When the Deemed University approached the Bar Council of India to start a Law College, the council had directed the University to obtain no objection certificate from the State Government.

However, when the University moved the Madras High Court, challenging the council's directive, the court had held that there was no need to obtain no objection certificate from the State Government. A division bench also confirmed the order, when the council moved an appeal.

Mr Duraimurugan said the Supreme court also declined to stay the High court order, stating that the question of obtaining no objection certificate from the State Government could be decided at a later stage.

Meanwhile, the Bar Council of India, following the court orders, allowed the University to start the Law College. Considering the interest of the students, the State Government would implead itself in the case, he added.

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