Amity Suicide Case: Two Faculty Members Resign Following Protests


Amity Law School director BP Sehgal and faculty member Isheeta Rutabhasini resigned on Friday morning, following determined protests by students and alumni this week after Sushant Rohilla, a 3rd year law student committed suicide. He was depressed because he was detained for not completing the required attendance mandate.

Enraged by the callous behaviour of the administration, students of all batches including the alumni had started a peaceful protest outside Amity University, Noida. Over a hundred students stood in the heat, shouted slogans and spoke to the media highlighting the insensitive behaviour of the administration of their college. There are innumerable stories of many other students in the past who have been targeted and whose careers have been jeopardised because of the callous nature of a few people in the administration.

BP Sehgal’s resignation said “… considering the sentiments of my students hereby resign from the post of the Director.”

Students of the institute claim that Rohilla’s attendance wasn’t low. “As per Amity’s own records, Sushant had 43 percent physical attendance… If Sushant would have been given attendance on account of his debates and moot exercises, organisation of them, steps taken to gather sponsorships, etc. his attendance would have been more than 80 percent”, said one of Rohilla’s batchmates from Amity Law School.

As reported by The Indian Express.

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