The Delhi High Court on Tuesday sought response from the Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) on a petition seeking a direction to the varsity to conduct polls for the students union,that has remained dissolved since 2006.
A bench,headed by Justice S K Kaul,directed the university to file a detailed affidavit within four weeks,on the plea by Hamidur Rehman,a final year BA student,for a direction to hold the elections. The court also fixed March 18 for further hearing of the petition.
The petition alleged that JMI was not conducting the students union election on the sole ground that the atmosphere in the campus was not conducive.
Contending that the Jamia administration had dissolved the elected body in March 2006 without giving any reason,the petitioner claimed that owing to absence of a students body there was nobody to address their grievances.