Breaking: Kerala High Court issues notice to HNLU; Matter listed for June 17, 2013

Breaking: Kerala High Court issues notice to HNLU; Matter listed for June 17, 2013

The Kerala High Court today issued notice to the Hidayatullah National Law University, New Raipur on a Writ Petition filed by four candidates who appeared for the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2013. The Petition (a copy of which is with Live Law)  alleges that, the Petitioners were wrongly allotted Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna instead of their preferred choice of National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Cochin. This development was first reported by
Live Law
here.

The Petition sought (i) to quash the first allotment list; and (ii) a mandamus to HNLU to issue a fresh allotment list. The HNLU has been asked to file a reply before 17th June, 2013. The petition also sought to keep four seats vacant in NUALS. The petitioners are being represented by Advocate Jayashankar P G and NUALS is represented by Senior Counsel, Babu Varghese.

The Court instructed Advocate Jayashankar to serve notice to HNLU simultaneously via speed post and email.

Observing high standards of judicial propriety, two Judges of the Kerala High Court refused to hear the matter owing to personal reasons on Friday. The case was then referred to the Chief Justice, who later posted the matter before Justice K Surendra Mohan.

The matter is now listed for hearing on 17th June, 2013.