NIT Row: PIL Filed in J&K High Court



Hari Om
Hari Om

As non-local students are on way to their respective homes after they skipped their semester exams, a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed in J&K High Court.

The PIL on “NIT Hazratbal situation” is being heard by a division bench which includes J&K HC chief justice N Paul Vasanthakumar.

The PIL has been filed by Hari Om. Om was shown door by right wing Hindu nationalist, BJP, after his “anti-party activities” came to fore.

He is being represented by Adv Ravinder Sharma. Sharma is Congress confidant and has served as Additional Advocate General in Omar Abdullah led NC-Congress coalition government in J&K.

NIT Hzaratbal, Srinagar
NIT Hzaratbal, Srinagar

The PIL argues:

(1) Shifting of NIT from Srinagar to any other part of India/ replacement of faculty;

(2) Punishment to the Jammu and Kashmir Police officials involved in “brutal lathi charge” on the non-local students of NIT and failure to provide an environment of safety and security.


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