Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan: There has been a ruckus ever since Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan has sought the resignations of nine university vice-chancellors. While the Left Democratic Fund (LDF) has announced a protest, Kerala’s Higher Education Minister R Bindu has said that the governor’s decision has created an unfortunate situation.
Condemning this decision of the Governor, R Bindu has asked the question whether any Governor has ever taken such a step? She said, “I condemn this move. Has any governor in the country taken such a step? This is an unfortunate situation. It can be seen as an attempt to interfere in government activities. Our universities are achieving extraordinary achievements. are.”
Kerala | I condemn this move. Has any governor in country taken such measures? This is an unfortunate situation. This can be seen as an attempt to interfere in government activities. Our universities are making exceptional achievements: R Bindu, Minister of Higher education (23.10) https://t.co/8jnItvWXD4 pic.twitter.com/asljrJ6HPj
— ANI (@ANI) October 23, 2022
What is in the order of Raj Bhavan?
According to the PRO of the Kerala Raj Bhavan, upholding the Supreme Court’s decision, Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan has issued instructions to the Vice Chancellors of nine universities of the state to resign by 11.30 am on Monday, October 24. He has issued a letter in this regard. This letter has also been emailed to the Vice Chancellors and Registrars of the respective universities.
Which are those 9 universities?
These 9 universities are Kerala University, Mahatma Gandhi University, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies, Kannur University, APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University, Sri Sankaracharya Sanskrit University, Calicut University and Thunchath Ezhuthachan Malayalam University. Earlier, the Supreme Court had quashed the appointment of Dr. Rajshree MS as the Vice Chancellor of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University (KTU).
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