HC directs HP University to vacate all boys hostels
Posted on: 01:24 AM IST Jun 22, 2012
Shimla: The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Thursday ordered Himachal University to get its all boys hostels vacated.
The order came a day after the court directed the police to carry out searches in the hostels and file report.
In the report, submitted before the court today, the police said illegal arms were found in the search and against the sanctioned capacity of 810, around 2,000 students were staying there.
A division bench comprising Chief Justice Kurian Joseph and Justice Dharam Chand Chaudhary passed the order.
On the basis of the report the Court observed that hostels need a "complete cleaning process" and issued the above directions to the University.
The court further directed the Registrar, HPU to invite written application from the students, who actually intend to occupy the hostels for completing their examination and on-going study and said the students were free to submit their application today.
Earlier, the University, after eruption of a violence had asked the students to vacate the hostels.
The HC passed the orders on a writ petition filed by one Lallan Rai against the order of the HPU to close all the boys hostel for indefinite period. The petitioner had mentioned that since final examination in the University are going on and in such situation the orders to close all the boys hostels by the University has created problems for the students.
Meanwhile, a spokesman of the University said the orders of the HC have been complied with and all hostels have been cleared.