THE Allahabad High Court has directed the District Magistrate and the Senior Superintendent of Police of Allahabad to ensure that the annual examinations of the Allahabad University (AU) are conducted without hindrance and any law and order problem as per the time table fixed. The court passed the order on Thursday after AU authorities submitted that the examinations were to continue till May 15.
One Mohammad Imran Ansari had challenge his rustication from the AU after being allegedly involved in manhandling the vice-chancellor on January 17. It was during the hearing of Ansaris petition that the universitys counsel had alleged non-cooperation from the administration in maintaining law and order on the campus. The court had taken serious view of the same and directed the district administration to provide immediate assistance to the AU authorities,whenever required.
The court also took note of the submission by A B L Gaur,the AU counsel,that the students had managed to lock the gates of the university on March 25 and the administration had not responded despite requests. The court had,on March 11,directed the DM and the SSP to provide assistance to the university authorities in maintaining order on the campus.
The court further gave the AU registrar the liberty to inform the court of any instance of alleged non-cooperation from the administration,in case of peace being disturbed on the campus. The next hearing is scheduled for April 30.