HC for sitting judge to monitor functioning of Law college

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Chennai, Nov 25 (UNI) The Madras High Court today suggested that a sitting judge of the court monitor the functioning of Dr Ambedkar Law College, which had witnessed a bloody clash between two student groups on November 12, over caste lines.

First bench comprising Chief Justice A K Ganguly and Justice F M Ibrahim Kalifullah came out with the suggestion when a Public Interest Litigation (PIL), filed by a batch of practising advocates, seeking a direction to the government to restore order in the Law college, came up for hearing.

Taking serious exception to the clash, which was telecast live by various television channels, the bench had directed Advocate General G Masilamani to inquire into the violent clash and submit a report to the court, when the petitions were taken up for hearing on November 20.

When the PIL came up for hearing again, Mr Masilamani submitted before the court that he had received 37 representations from various quarters, including from the students' organisation and sought time to file a comprehensive report.

The bench, however, asked the Advocate General to file the report by tomorrow afternoon. Before adjourning the case, the Chief Justice emphasised the importance of discipline in the college and suggested that only committed and devoted students should be allowed inside the college premises.

The advocates in the PIL, also sought a direction to take stringent action against police officials, who remained as silent spectators, when two groups of students attacked each other with lethal weapons.


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