The Uttarakhand High Court has sought a reply in two weeks from the central and state government and the other parties, in a PIL filed by NIT Srinagar. The Joint Bench of Chief Justice Ramesh Ranganathan and Justice RC Khulbe heard the case.
Mohan Kala, resident of Sumadi village of Srinagar Garhwal has filed a PIL in this matter in the High Court. It said that about 300 acres of land in Sumadi and surrounding villages was acquired for NIT Srinagar. The land was also transferred to the Department of Technical Education for NIT. Although a committee, in the midst of this exercise in 2012, had given the land as unsuitable for the NIT, but since then this matter has been hanging in the balance and building for NIT is not possible. In the petition, it was demanded to issue necessary instructions to the government. In the hearing on Monday, the court has made the concerned villagers party. At the same time, the Center and the State Government and the NIT Administration have instructed to give the answer within two weeks. In the case, the next hearing has been fixed for two weeks.
Earlier all the students in NIT Srinagar had walked out of the campus as mass protests over poor infrastructure. The students also held demonstrations at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi and had asked the state government and HRD ministry to intervene in the matter.