Kerala HC quashes Chancellor decision withdrawing nominations of 15 member senate of Kerala University

Updated: Mar 24 2023 10:44PM

Kochi, Mar 24 (PTI) The Kerala High Court here on Friday quashed the decision of Governor Arif Mohammed Khan, as the Chancellor of Universities in the State, to withdraw his nominated members from the Senate of Kerala University.

The court said the Chancellor's order to withdraw nominations of the members was not based on any reason and "was rather founded on prejudice".

"It was an unreasoned act, without regard to the facts and circumstances. All the above points to arbitrariness. It appears that the Chancellor was under a misconception regarding the role of nominee, which also contributed to the arbitrary action.