Notice to Jamia over denial of admission to student

Alleges coercion tactic to withdraw plea seeking direction for holding elections to university’s student union

The Delhi High Court has issued a notice to Jamia Millia Islamia here on an appeal against a Single Bench order upholding the decision of the university’s Vice-Chancellor to deny admission to a student in M.A. Persian.

Issuing the notice, a Division Bench of the Court comprising Justice Darmar Murugesan and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw directed the university to file a reply to the appeal by November 9.

In the appeal, Hamidur Rahman through his counsel Sitab Ali Chaudhary urged the Bench to summon the records of the case, peruse it and quash the Single Bench order.

The appellant submitted that the Single Bench had dismissed a writ filed by the appellant 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 peaceful atmosphere of the university.

The appellant further said that he had never committed an act of indiscipline or misconduct.

Submitting that the Single Bench had passed the order without mentioning any act of indiscipline or misconduct committed by him, the appellant said 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.

Though the appellant was ranked 21st in the list of successful applicants in the written test for admission to the course but his name was not in the final list which was put up after the viva voce, the appeal said, adding that the university could have taken in all the 25 students who had cleared the written test as there were 30 seats for admission in the course.

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