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Supreme Court Denies Relief To Law Faculty Student Detained For Low Attendance On Account Of Pregnancy

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A 27-year-old second-year Law Faculty student moved the Supreme Court seeking relief to allow her to appear for her semester exam, after the college authorities detained her over low attendance.The women has told the court that she was pregnant and couldn’t attend the classes.She approached Supreme Court against the Delhi High Court‚Äôs interim order which didn’t offer her any relief.

The Supreme Court today refused to give any relaxation to the student.The matter was heard today before a bench of Justices A M Khanwilkar and Navin Sinha. The woman‚Äôs counsel Ashish Virmani and Himanshu Dhuper told the court that the appellant had a good case in her favour as she couldn’t attend classes due to health issues.

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The woman enrolled for the law course in 2016 had failed to meet the 70 per cent attendance rule of Bar Council of India as she missed almost two months last semester due to pregnancy.

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