IIT beef fest row: Students have rights, but they can't go berserk, says Madras High Court

The Court disposed of a PIL concerning the violence that ensued following a 'beef fest' conducted at IIT in 2017 after noting that FIRs had been filed and that the cases were pending before the trial court.
Madras High Court
Madras High Court

While students have a right to protest, such rights must be exercised mindfully, the Madras High Court observed on Tuesday while disposing of a public interest litigation (PIL) petition filed for setting up a 'peacekeeping committee' at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras, following incidents of violence that ensued after a 'beef fest' was organised on campus in 2017.

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