surappa #சூரப்பா விவகாரத்தில் மாணவர்களின் நலன் கருதி அரசு உரிய முடிவெடுக்கும்: உயர்நீதிமன்ற மதுரை கிளை

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    [12/4, 17:16] Sekarreporter1: #surappa #சூரப்பா விவகாரத்தில் மாணவர்களின் நலன் கருதி அரசு உரிய முடிவெடுக்கும்: உயர்நீதிமன்ற மதுரை கிளை
    [12/4, 17:16] Sekarreporter1: Proceedings in WP No. 172782020, Madurai Bench, 4/12/2020- Justices N Kirubakaran and B. Pugalendhi

Justices N Kirubakaran and B Pugalendhi, Madurai Bench of Madras High Court expressed in open court, on 4th Dec,2020, that the litigation arising out of ordering an enquiry against the Vice Chancelllor of Anna University, would be better served by getting it sorted out, outside court, as high dignitaries holding responsible positions were involved, and litigation avoided.

When the case filed by one Manithanigai Kumar as a PIL, was listed for hearing, it was noted that Prof. M. K. Surappa, Vice Chancellor had filed an application to implead himself in the PIL, to bring to the notice of the High Court, the facts relating to the issue, as he said he owed it to the court, his position and himself, to do so. Notice of the said application was served on all the parties to the Writ petition.

The counsel for the petitioner represented that he had also filed a petition to implead the Chancellor of Anna University, being the Governor of Tamil Nadu, for a wholesome resolution of the issue for all the stakeholders, in public interest. The learned Additional Solicitor General R Sankaranarayanan, offered to take notice on behalf of the Chancellor, considering the constitutional position he occupied and take instructions from him.

The learned judges then said that they were deeply concerned with the impact of this litigation on the education system in the State, the interest of student community in over 566 colleges affiliated to the prestigious Anna University, the public office of Vice Chancellor, the State Government, as a fall out of this litigation. Justice N. Kirubakaran said that “It may be in the interest of all stakeholders if the issue was sorted out between such high dignitaries, without being litigated in court. They would be delighted, if it was so resolved, as public interest could not be better served. And they expected that such responsible persons to show willingness, as it would be in the larger interest of the State”.

The learned Advocate General of the State Mr. Vijayanarayan, was equally willing to communicate the sentiments expressed by the Bench to the State and sought time till 9th, Dec, 2020, to respond. The learned Additional Solicitor General also agreed to send a letter to the Chancellor on the open expression of intent of the learned judges, in the larger interest of the State, more so, as it relates to the critical field of education.

The learned judges said that they had the benefit of going through the files they had sought and obtained, which impelled them to think aloud as they did, to suggest an amicable resolution of the ticklish issue, impacting the entire State. And they were not passing any order in writing as they hoped that the concerned entities would respond to the oral sentiments expressed during the hearing.

Now all eyes and ears would be on the Secretariat, Raj Bhavan and Anna University campus too. All the counsel who appeared, offered their open appreciation for the sentiments expressed by the learned judges and prayed that the matter got resolved and not litigated. Hopefully, the State would see the end to this avoidable impasse, in the larger interest of the State of Tamil Nadu, which has the proud privilege of hosting the pre-eminent Anna University, from an avoidable litigation.

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