- Apprentice Lawyer
Students of the Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL) have moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court challenging a demand made for the payment of the full fee for the upcoming semester (August-December) amid the COVID-19 crisis (Aditya Kashyap and ors. v. State of Punjab and anr).
Terming the move as arbitrary, illegal and against basic principles of equity, the Students have urged the Court to quash an order dated June 20 and a subsequent notice issued on June 27, where the University had demanded Rs 1,35,500 as advance payment for the upcoming semester. It was also intimated that if the fee was not paid by July 10, a late charge of Rs 1,000 per day would apply.
The matter was taken up on an urgent basis on Friday by Justice BS Walia. In a respite to the students, the University through Advocate Punit Gupta submitted before the Court on Friday that no late charges would be imposed.