This is a draft petition and will be put on Change.org soon.
Comments and inputs are welcome.
This will be a long battle and we’ll proceed only after such democratic consultations.
The Petition (Draft Version. Will be put on Change.org soon)
Law students of any country are an asset.
With words, both written and spoken, be it in Courts of Law, in Public Spaces or in the Legislatures, law students, can positively impact the public discourse and policy making in a country.
Unfortunately, their voices are being stifled at the very places they ought to be nurtured.
Law students in India have wide-ranging serious complaints against the law schools/colleges they are studying in.
The complaints range from issues like bad mess food and low internet connectivity to allegations that the top-most law school administrators are indulging in mal-practices and infringing the fundamental rights of the students.
This is to petition the Bar Council of India (BCI) to create a a two pronged Grievance Redressal Body for law students in India.
The first arm of the Body shall be the Law School Grievance Redressal Cell (GRC) which gives power to the students within a particular law school to voice their concerns to the college’s VC/Dean/Registrar and get them resolved.
The second arm of the Body shall be the higher authority regulated by an Official of the BCI itself, the All India Law Students Grievance Redressal Authority (LASGRA), which the law students can approach if their law school’s Grievance Redressal Cell fails to perform.
Comments are welcome.