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By Our Reporter

SHILLONG, June 20: A group of concerned students from North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU) in Shillong have reached out to high-ranking officials, including the President of India, the Governor of Meghalaya, and the University Grants Commission (UGC), to address complaints that the university’s grievance cell has yet to resolve.
The students have also submitted petitions to the university Vice Chancellor and the Registrar General of the High Court of Meghalaya. The core of their complaint, initially filed on June 9, 2024, involves the nullification of a candidate’s nomination in the university’s electoral process. They argue that this action violates the Lyngdoh Committee’s recommendations, particularly paragraph 6.5.7, which disqualifies candidates with a criminal record from participating in student elections. Despite submitting their complaint along with supporting documents, the Grievance Cell has not responded or clarified the validity of their concerns. In their letters, the students stress that the lack of response undermines the principles of fairness and transparency that should guide the university’s processes.
They have emphasised the importance of the Lyngdoh Committee’s recommendations in ensuring fair and inclusive student elections and urge the university to uphold these guidelines. The students have called on the UGC and other officials to investigate the matter and ensure their grievance is promptly addressed. They request a clear response from the Grievance Cell and appropriate action if the complaint is found valid.
Dated June 20, 2024, the letters reflect the students’ frustration and their demand for timely and appropriate action.


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