Delhi High Court facilitates admission of bomb blast victim’s son to DU

Delhi High Court facilitates admission of bomb blast victim’s son to DU

Ashutosh Gambhir

The Delhi High Court yesterday asked the Executive Director of the School of Open Learning (Delhi University) to consider the admission of one Rishab Sharma, who had lost his father in the 2011 High Court bomb blast, on sympathetic grounds.

The Bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar had issued notice to Delhi University and the Centre on September 11.

The wife of the victim, Sangeeta Sharma, had earlier informed the Court that her son was going into depression, as he was not being able to secure admission in a course of his choice, reported the Indian Express.

Standing counsel for Delhi University Mohinder Rupal submitted that admission to a regular college could not be effected as the process had closed on August 31.

The Court stated that an option for admission to BA programme is possible in the School of Open Learning and the varsity should sympathetically consider the application of the student even though the last date of admission was September 15.

The Court reiterated that this is being done under exceptional circumstances and should not be treated as a matter of routine.

The Bench had earlier asked the Delhi Legal Services Authority to trace other people who were injured due to the blast and ascertain their condition as well.

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