HC wants Delhi University to consider BA application of student who lost father in blast
A bench of acting chief justice Gita Mittal and Justice Hari Shankar directed Delhi University’s School of Open Learning to allow a student to submit his admission application for the BA courseeducation Updated: Sep 19, 2017 14:06 IST
New Delhi The Delhi High Court on Monday asked School of Open Learning (SOL), Delhi University, to consider the application of a youth who has lost his father in a bomb blast and is seeking admission in Bachelor of Arts (BA) course.
A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Hari Shankar directed the SOL to allow the youth to submit his admission application for BA course.
Observing that the last date of admission was September 15, the court directed the SOL to sympathetically consider the application of Rishab Sharma due to the exceptional circumstances.
The court was hearing plea of Sharma who was facing difficulties in getting admission in BA programme at an affiliated college in Delhi University.
The youth’s mother Sangeeta Ashok told the court that her husband was killed in the Delhi High Court bomb blast on September 7, 2011.
She had also informed the court that as per its order, the victims’ children were to be rehabilitated but the university had denied admission to her son because she had not filled the form in a prescribed format. She apprised the court that she was under depression.
The court listed the matter for November 1 for filing of a report by the Delhi Legal Service Authority on the status of other victims of the terror attack.
At least 15 people were killed and 79 injured in an explosion outside Gate Number 5 of the court complex here in 2011.