Pune: Registrar Urges Director of Higher Education to Address ILS Law College Student Complaints

Pune: Registrar Urges Director of Higher Education to Address ILS Law College Student Complaints

Pune: Registrar Urges Director of Higher Education to Address ILS Law College Student Complaints

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The Registrar (Judicial II) of the Bombay High Court has initiated an investigation into serious allegations leveled against ILS Law College in Pune. Over 110 students from the college wrote to the Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court, highlighting issues of institutional casteism, sexual harassment, and other forms of misconduct.

In their letter dated June 4th, the students requested swift action and transparency regarding their grievances. They cited incidents of caste-based discrimination, communal targeting, and the mishandling of complaints by college authorities in the past. The students expressed concern over the cancellation of important events like the Phule Ambedkar Memorial Lecture for the past three years and alleged favoritism towards certain student demographics.

Specifically, the students claimed that faculty decisions consistently favored students from specific castes in appointments to moot courts and other academic bodies, affecting fair opportunities for all students. They also pointed out instances where their requests, such as inviting Asim Sarode for a lecture, were denied without valid reasons.

The situation has prompted the Registrar to direct the directorate of higher education to investigate these allegations thoroughly. The students emphasized the importance of accountability and timely communication regarding actions taken.

This development highlights growing concerns within educational institutions about inclusivity and fair treatment.