The Delhi High Court on Friday dismissed an appeal by a student against a Single Bench order upholding the decision of the Jamia Millia Islamia Vice-Chancellor here to refuse admission to him in M.A. Persian on the ground of complaints of indiscipline against him by the directors of three study centres of the university.
Dismissing the appeal, a Division Bench of the Court comprising Justice Darmar Murugesan and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw said: “We find that the denial of admission to the appellant is not unjustified, unfair or arbitrary and for that reason, the appellant cannot seek admission as a matter of right. The reason adduced by the learned Judge for rejecting the challenge to the decision of the Vice-Chancellor in denying the admission to the appellant cannot be found fault with and consequently requires no interference.”
In the appeal, Hamidur Rahman through his counsel Sitab Ali Chaudhary had urged the Bench to summon the records of the case, peruse them and quash the Single Bench order.
The appellant further submitted that the Single Bench had dismissed a writ filed by the student challenging the denial of admission to him in the course without appreciating the facts.
The Single Bench in its order had said that there was no infirmity in the order of the Vice-Chancellor, and in the exercise of its power under 226 of the Constitution, it could not give direction for admitting a student who was likely to cause indiscipline or was a threat to the peace-ful atmosphere of the university.
However, the appellant had claimed that he had never committed an act of indiscipline or misconduct. He said that the Single Bench had passed the order without mentioning any act of indiscipline or misconduct committed by him.
He alleged that he was denied admission to coerce and pressurise him to withdraw a pending public interest litigation in the Court seeking a direction for holding elections to the university’s students’ union.
But counsel for the university denied the charge. The university said that the Vice-Chancellor had denied admission to him to maintain discipline on the campus.