Convicted Person Has A Right To Pursue His Studies And Can Appear In Examinations From Jail: Allahabad High Court

Right to Study Allahabad High Court

ALLAHABAD: On Friday, in Allahabad High Court, the bench of Justice Neeraj Tiwari heard a plea filed by a student of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Adil Khan, in the case of Adil Khan v. Vice Chancellor Aligarh Muslim University Aligarh And 4 Others,

The Petitioner, Adil Khan, appeared in the 7th Semester Examination, but the result of the said Semester was not declared and in the meantime, he was rusticated by the University (September 2019) for a period of five years on a charge of indiscipline.

The Petitioner also gave an affidavit for maintaining discipline and good conduct by submitting before the Court that he shall not only abide by the Rules and maintain peace and harmony and absolute discipline on the campus of the University and in & outside, but will also be a model student.

However, despite his undertaking, the University Administration refused to revoke its rustication order on account of the ‘past conduct of the student. The respondent-University informed the Court that except for the two cases, there was no past criminal history of the petitioner.

After hearing a plea, the Court noted that the petitioner was not a convicted person yet and therefore, still being a student he had a right to complete his studies, therefore, the Court directed the respondent-University to inform the Allahabad High Court of the next date fixed about the modalities as to how the petitioner would complete his BA LLB course to save his educational career without disturbing the discipline of University.

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