Kerala University syndicate accepts sub-committee report against Lakshmi Nair, suggests to debar from official roles

Reports say that the committee has also recommended for action against academy

Kerala University syndicate accepts sub-committee report against Lakshmi Nair, suggests to debar from official roles

Kerala University syndicate sub-committee recommended in its report to remove Lakshmi Nair, the principal of Kerala Law Academy from official responsibilities. The subcommittee which was formed to look on to the complaints filed by students against Nair submitted its report on Saturday.

Reports say that the committee has also recommended for action against the prestigious institution. The University syndicate meeting held on Friday unanimously endorsed the report and initiated a discussion on taking disciplinary action against college and principal.


A demand of debarring Nair from the official roles including the conduct of exams was also raised in the meeting.





The report also states that Lakshmi Nair had allegedly shown negligence in submitting the attendance registers of the last three years. John Abraham, one of the syndicate members, wrote to Kerala Governor asking to file criminal case against the celebrity chef for manipulating the internal marks. He also requested the LDF government to seize academy's illegal land ownings.

The Kerala Human Rights Commission on last Monday sought an explanation from Lakshmi Nair, a celebrity chef, regarding the student agitation at the institute.

Students of the academy have approached the commission alleging that Nair has been insulting and harassing Dalit and girl students. Commission chairman P Mohandas said the principal had not taken any step to end the protest, which has been going on for two weeks. Dalit students have complained against the principal’s “casteist comments”.

Police said they received three complaints from students and were probing the matter. Nair said the allegations were baseless.