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NALSAR University Community Urges Administration to Sever Ties with Israeli Universities

Hyderabad, June 21: In a significant move, a substantial segment of the NALSAR University of Law community in Hyderabad has called on the university administration to end its partnerships with two Israeli universities. This collective demand comes from a diverse group within the institution, including 362 students, 70 alumni, and 21 faculty members.

In a detailed petition submitted to the administration, the signatories outlined their concerns regarding the ethical and political ramifications of maintaining these academic relationships amidst the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict. They argue that the affiliations are inconsistent with the values of justice and human rights that the university upholds.

The petition emphasizes the community’s moral stance, urging the administration to reconsider and ultimately terminate these partnerships. The signatories highlight the need for NALSAR to align its international collaborations with its commitment to social justice and ethical conduct.

This appeal from the NALSAR community reflects a growing awareness and activism within academic institutions regarding global issues. The administration’s response to this petition will be closely watched, not only within NALSAR but also by the broader academic and human rights communities, as it could set a precedent for other universities facing similar ethical dilemmas in their international relations.

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