Dalit PhD scholar moves Bombay High Court after being suspended by TISS for ‘anti-national activities’ (Bar and Bench)

The High Court called for an affidavit from the university and posted the matter for hearing on May 21.

Bombay High Court

By Neha Joshi

A Dalit doctoral candidate from Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS) has approached the Bombay High Court challenging his suspension for two years for his alleged repetitive misconduct and ‘anti national activities’. [Ramadas KS v. TISS & Ors.]

Ramadas KS, the PhD student from the School of Development Studies, filed a writ petition on May 4 seeking revocation of his suspension. Ramadas is a member of the Students Federation of India (SFI).

A division bench of Justices AS Chandurkar and Jitendra Jain heard the petition on May 10 and suggested the petitioner to take recourse to the alternative remedy to approach the Empowering Committee of the university with the suspension order findings instead.

However, advocate Lara Jesani for the petitioner disputed the same by referring to the Student Handbook 2023-2024.

The Court asked TISS to file a short affidavit to indicate the concerned alternative remedy available to the petitioner and posted the matter for hearing on May 21.

This story was originally published in barandbench.com. Read the full story here.

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