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The letter urges the Chief Justice to protect the fundamental and human rights of students in view of the Central Government order permitting the conduction of final year examination in all universities.
A law student from Law Centre-I, Faculty of Law, Delhi University has written to the Chief Justice of Delhi High Court, Justice DN Patel, urging him to protect the fundamental and human rights of students in view of the Central Government order permitting the conduction of final year examination in all universities.
In her letter to the Chief Justice, LL.B student, Aastha Khanna has stated that the Central Government Notification mandating the conduction of final year examination by universities as per UGC guidelines is in flagrant violation of the fundamental rights and moral values.
Khanna has asserted that while arriving at its decision, Centre failed to take into account socio-economic barriers, infrastructural disparities, the "insurmountable torment" faced by students from economically backward class due to lack of facilities, requirements of students with special needs and the academic demands of students from across the border.
It is stated that in view of the July 6 order, States which had earlier decided to scrap final term examinations shall now be "forced to change their stand" amid the uncertain future of COVID-19 pandemic in India.
Highlighting news reports on the death by suicide of young students due to lack of facilities to attend online classes, Khanna says,
The letter also points out that the provision to sit for final term examination "through special chance" is also not in the interest of the students as it does not align with the timeline of those who have pre-placement offers or intend to apply for higher education.
Stating that the education system should work in the best interest of the students and not against them, Khanna has prayed,
Read the Letter: