“LIBERTY, of thought, expression, belief, faith and worship” is what the Indian Constitution secures to all its citizens. And one would expect law schools to be at the forefront of efforts to protect liberal spaces.
RGNUL Patiala, however, would surely be an unworthy candidate of such a vanguard. The present RGNUL Patiala’s administration has not only been antithetical to liberal values, but has gone ahead to issue a series of diktats which can be politely classified as Taliban like.
Lawctopus has gained access to these two of these ‘notices’ issued by the administration of RGNUL Patiala.
According to one notice electricity in hostels has been cut from 9 am to 3 pm (Monday-Saturday) as an attempt to force students to attend classes. [Download here]
According to another notice students are to wear uniforms on Tuesdays and Fridays. On other days, boys aren’t allowed to wear ‘shorts, bermudas or bathroom slippers’. Failure to adhere to the dress code will mean forgoing attendance for the entire day plus fine. [Download here]
As an aside, NLSIU students in the 90’s freely cross-dressed. We cannot even imagine what the repercussions of such an act at RGNUL would be.
Pic from here. UPDATE: We’ve removed the previous pic after repeated requests. We didn’t mean any offence to the students or the official concerned; apologies if that caused inconvenience.
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