SC to decide tom fate of 28+ yrs candidates in JNUSU elections

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New Delhi, Oct 23 (UNI) The Supreme Court will decide tomorrow the fate of a large number of candidates for the Jawaharlal University Students' Union (JNUSU) elections who have crossed the age of 28 years, which is the upper age limit for research scholars to contest these elections.

The recommendations of Lyngdoh Commission have already been accepted by the apex court and the highest court has already directed the authorities concerned to enforce the recommendations in all the universities across the country.

A bench headed by Justice Arijit Pasayat has already sought an explanation from JNU authorities on the presence of several candidates above 28 years of age, who are in the fray for the coming JNUSU elections.

The parties which are likely to be affected, if the apex court decides tomorrow not to permit overage candidates to contest elections, are All India Students Association(AISA), Students Federation of India (SFI) and National Students Union of India (NSUI), whose presidential candidate have crossed the age of 28 years.

Most of the candidates were opposed to this age bar.

Another important recommendation which was creating problem for the candidates was that a candidate who has remained an office-bearer in University Student Union cannot recontest.

Polling for JNUSU electioons is going to take place on November 3.

The apex court has also taken a serious view regarding the menace of ragging in educational institutions across the country.


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