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Governor’s Action Unlawful; Kannur University To Approach High Court

CorrespondentUpdated: Friday Aug 19, 2022

Kannur : Kannur University is set to approach the High Court against Governor’s unlawful stay on the university’s appointment of Malayalam associate professor. The decision came about at the emergency Syndicate meeting held Thursday.

The chancellor’s action amounts to violation of 3rd clause of the 1996 Kannur University Act, the meeting assessed.

Backdrop : Based on complaint from The “Save University” forum, the Governor sought  details on the said appointment. The university duly submitted its response on 12th of this month, explaining all aspects of the appointment. However the Governor went on to stay the same, prompting university to resort to legal recourse.