Delhi High Court Orders JNU To Provide Free Accommodation To Visually Impaired Student Facing Eviction

Delhi Excessive Court docket Orders JNU To Present Free Lodging To Visually Impaired Scholar Dealing with Eviction

Justice Hari Shankar granted the college a closing alternative of 10 days to reply to the petition difficult the eviction of Sanjeev Kumar Mishra from the hostel.



Revealed: January 24, 2024 6:50 PM IST


By IANS

Delhi High Court Orders JNU To Provide Free Accommodation To Visually Impaired Student Facing Eviction

New Delhi: Delhi Excessive Court docket has ordered the Jawaharlal Nehru College (JNU) to permit a visually impaired pupil who was evicted from the hostel to remain in a campus visitor home with none expenses in the interim. Notably, the court docket order got here after the coed’s counsel revealed that though interim lodging was supplied as per the court docket’s prior order, the coed, who’s one hundred pc blind, was being charged Rs 100 per day, exceeding his monetary means.

Justice Hari Shankar granted the college a closing alternative of 10 days to reply to the petition difficult the eviction of Sanjeev Kumar Mishra from the hostel. The problem is predicated on the grounds that relevant guidelines prohibiting hostel lodging for a pupil pursuing a second postgraduate course ought to contemplate particular person bodily disabilities.

Advocate Rahul Bajaj, representing the petitioner, argued that making use of such guidelines with out contemplating particular person disabilities is unjust.

Following the petitioner’s counsel telling the court docket that JNU was charging Rs 100 per day for lodging, the excessive court docket had, on January 22, directed the college to permit the coed to remain within the room supplied with none charges till the following date of listening to.

Earlier, on January 4, JNU’s counsel had supplied momentary lodging for Mishra, and the court docket had mentioned that this interim association was solely to forestall the petitioner from enduring ongoing hardship. Now, the court docket has listed the case for additional listening to and disposal on February 12, directing each events to submit their written submissions.



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