High Court Wants Delhi University To Consider Admission Application Of A Student Who Lost His Father In 2011 HC Blast

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A boy who lost his father in the 2011 Delhi High Court blast was offered relief by the court as it asked the executive director of School of Open Learning (SOL) to sympathetically consider application for the admission of Rishab.

Sangita Ashok,the wife of blast victim Ashok Kumar Sharma,had told the court that her son Rishab Sharma was depressed as he wasn’t able to secure admission in a college/course of his choice despite the court‚Äôs directive that children of the victims were to be rehabilitated. The university denied him admission as he was unable to fill the form in the prescribed format.Yesterday,the counsel for DU said that admission to regular college was not possible as admissions closed on 31st August 2017.

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“It appears that an option of undertaking BA programme is possible in SOL. We are informed that the last date of admission was September 15” the court said.

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The two subsequent days after the deadline were the weekend, the bench said Rishab could be permitted to apply if he submitted a hard copy of the application. “We make it clear that it is an exceptional circumstance and should not be treated as routine,” the bench added.

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Shivam Malhotra
A social media enthusiast who is in love with this digital world! Wrote the first article for DU Express in May 2016.

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