New Delhi: Upholding the Supreme Court’s decision, Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan on Sunday issued notices to the vice-chancellors of a total of nine universities to tender their resignations by October 24.
“A letter has been issued to the Vice Chancellors of 9 Universities of Kerala to resign by 11:30 am on 24 October 2022. The letter was also emailed to the vice-chancellors and registrars of the universities concerned,” said the PRO, Kerala Raj Bhavan.
The Supreme Court had on October 21 quashed the appointment of MS Rajasree as the Vice-Chancellor of the APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University in Kerala, in a jolt to the Pinarayi Vijayan government.
During the arguments, the court observed that due process of UGC was not followed at the time of appointment of Rajshree. The court was hearing a plea by PS Sreejith, whose plea was earlier dismissed by the Kerala High Court.
Upholding the Supreme Court’s decision, Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan has directed the Vice Chancellors of 9 universities in Kerala to resign: PRO, Kerala Raj Bhavan pic.twitter.com/iCpVGwFqvX
— ANI (@ANI) 23 October 2022
Meanwhile, the Governor had also objected and at the same time banned the appointment of Priya Varghese to the post of a teacher in Kannur University. Varghese’s wife is Vijayan’s personal secretary.
Earlier in the day, the Left Front has announced to launch an agitation against the Governor of Kerala for trying to destroy secular education.
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