Court comes to schoolboy Sarwar's rescue
OT, March 4, 2012 19:39 IST
Okhla Times Campus Reporter/JMI
When a Class XII student Md Muzaffir Sarwar was denied the permission to appear for his exams by the Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) school authorities on ground of alleged low attendance, he approached the Delhi High Court for justice. And he got justice as the HC has ordered the university authorities that also run the school to allow him to take the exams.
The case came to hearing after a petition was filed through counsel R K Saini and Sitab Ali Chaudhary. In that petition the boy had cried foul. He had accused the school of victimizing him as he had challenged the school management’s decision to expel him in 2010 in the court, according to Chaudhary.
Announcing its verdict, the court exhorted the authorities to not declare the result till the outcome of the boy plea against the school’s refusal to let him appear for the examination. School authorities were not available for comment. Authorities have been asked to reply in the whole matter by April 12.
Hearing the case, the court also considered university’s request of letting the petitioner appear in the exam in a separate room. This only means that Sarwar will sit in a separate room to answer his papers.
Besides, judges have also directed the boy to behave properly and not do anything unusual to upset authorities.
The school did take action after Sarwar had failed to meet the 75 per cent requirement needed to appear in the examination. His attendance was only 39 per cent, claimed school sources.
Chaudhary told OKHLA TIMES it is a positive verdict and we welcome it.
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