After the management agreed to meet demands put forward by students, the Kerala Law Academy stir ended with the students ending their strike. The 29-day long distress began over alleged irregularities in giving internal marks and harassment of students by the Principal Dr. Lekshmi Nair.
The issue has caused a ripple effect with political leaders going on fast to students demanding resignation of the Principal. As the turmoil ended, the management declared that Dr. Lekshmi Nair will not be holding the post of Principal. The management agreed to appoint a new principal with all required qualification as prescribed by Kerala University as soon as possible. An agreement to this effect has been signed between students and representatives at the chamber of C Ravendranath, Education Minister, Kerala Government. However legal experts doubt the validity of such an agreement and many opine that the agreement may not stand the test of law if challenged before a Court.
An earlier statement released by the Students Federation of India (SFI) after a meeting with the management to resolve the issue, said that the Dr. Lekshmi Nair will step away for five years and will not continue as a faculty during those five years. Even the University had taken note of this and issued a press release on this regard. However this was not acceptable to other Student Unions and they continued their strike unlike SFI who withdrew from the strike.