A Delhi University student took the legal route after his admit card for the semester exam was withheld and he was barred from entering the college for failing to comply with Aryabhatta College’s disciplinary committee‚Äôs decision.
On 29th November 2017,Rajan Singh approached Chanderjit Singh,Secretary of New Delhi District Legal Services Authority.The student was provided a lawyer on pro bono basis and a petition was filed by Advocate Aakriti Jain.On hearing his plea,Civil Judge Jasjeet Kaur directed college authorities to ‚Äúrefrain‚Äù from prohibiting the student from taking his examination. The court also summoned college authorities on next hearing to settle the issue.
As per the court records,the student was involved in a dispute with college authorities of Aryabhatta College,following which the college disciplinary committee issued a letter,wherein he was directed to apologise publicly.As per the letter,he was ‚Äúprohibited from representing the college in any function and (was asked to) remove all derogatory material against the college and its members from the internet,social media‚Äù.
‚ÄúIt has been further submitted by the plaintiff‚Äôs counsel that the college also withheld the admit card for exams, scheduled on November 30,‚Äù court records showed. ‚ÄúThis court finds it expedient to direct the authorities to refrain from prohibiting the plaintiff from sitting in the said examination,‚Äù Judge Jasjeet Kaur directed.
Meanwhile,the student told The Sunday Express that the college was unhappy as he has been raising issues such as lack of infrastructure and staff indulging in ‚Äúillegal activities‚Äù.He was also suspended from the college on 13th November 2017 for ‚Äúdisruption of academic environment‚Äù.
‚ÄúSince then, he has been indulging in acts of indiscipline and trying to disrupt the college atmosphere. Initially, it was just on social media. He then made baseless allegations of corruption against the staff. We had never told him that he would not be able to write the exam, we wanted him to submit an undertaking on his attendance shortage,‚Äù¬†said Manoj Sinha,Principal of Aryabhatta College saying that the student is against college authorities since he was denied permission to fight DUSU polls over low attendance.