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SBA threatens to approach Centre against NEHU

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  29 Nov 2016 12:00 AM GMT

From A Reporter

SHILLONG, Nov 28: The Students Bar Association (SBA) of Shillong Law College has strongly condemned the authorities of North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) for their failure to respond their demands and has threatened to move higher authorities and also approach the central government in this matter.

The SBA has served a 15 days deadline to the North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) on November 10, to fulfil their demands concerning the student’s rights.

Addressing reporters here on Monday, Peter A Dohkrut, president, SBA said, “We have asked the NEHU authorities on November 10 to give us a written assurance on our demands and also submitted a memorandum to the PA of the Controller, NEHU because in the past they had verbally agreed to meet us however till date nothing has been done and even this time they have fail to give any response for the same and bypass the deadline served.”

Stating that this is absolute corruption of power, he further informed that they have demanded timely evaluation of examition papers and timely publication of results including proper evaluation of exam papers and introduction of interl assessment marls similar to the one student in NEHU are receiving.

He also said the SBA wants to stand for the rights of the three years LLB students in Meghalaya including those studying in Jowai Law College, Tura and Shillong.

“We are very surprise that our demands has not been met till date and the NEHU authorities have again bypass the deadline and are keeping silent which shows they have no interest for the welfare of the students,” he said.

Questioning if the concern authority in the NEHU exits for the student or the student exist for the NEHU, Dohkrut said till date nothing has been done and not even a single message has been communicated to them in this matter.

He also said that last time they went to submit their memorandum to the Controller, NEHU in a very peaceful manner but some people who claim to be member of some union in NEHU had threaten them for entering the NEHU campus.

“There is no act or rules preventing us to enter this campus which is a public place and we went there to demand our rights and not to create any havoc,” he said adding that the NEHU authorities should take steps immediately or the SBA will be force to take further steps and get their rights at all cost.

In this connection he informed that the students had filed an individual representation and an RTI in which it revealed that the awarding of marks were uniform.

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