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  • Writer's pictureMandavi Banerjee

Jamia Millia Islamia's Law Graduate moves Delhi HC against Jamia Millia Islamia Administration.

A law graduate of 5 years B.A.LL.B. course has filed a petition in the High Court of Delhi seeking directions to the Jamia Millia Islamia University to issue his provisional degree, marksheet/s. The Advocate Harpreet Singh Hora, representing the case has earlier also appeared in many student cases and represented several students in Delhi university online examination cases and the entrance examination case of JBIMS (University of Mumbai). The Petition states that first, the university issued incorrect results wherein his name was not included in the result issued on 27.07.2020 and he was made to run from pillar to post due to the university’s negligence and the University kept on ignoring his plea. The corrected result was finally issued on 14.09.2020 and the University has since, failed to oblige its statutory duties and obligations thereby putting his career, his enrolment, and chances for higher studies in jeopardy. As a result of that, it has also hampered his employment opportunities. As he was rendered hapless by the Bar Council Of India, because of the non-issuance of the said documents which pose as an essential requirement for the same.

The Petitioner named Mr. Mohd. Munis Siddique has approached the Delhi High Court through Advocates Harpreet Singh Hora and Himangi Kapoor and the petition states that the petitioner not only lost several job opportunities due to the college’s callous attitude but he also approached the University’s Vice-Chancellor who had powers under the Jamia Millia Islamia Act but even then the University did not act. Furthermore, the petitioner had made several follow-ups and requests to the respondents, but they paid no heed to that. Hence then the petitioner was constrained to approach the court.

Thereby the petition was filed under Article 226 to file a Writ Petition, and invoking the powers of the Hon'ble Court for the issuance of the Writ Of Mandamus or any such order that would give justice to the petitioner from the illegible and unjustifiable acts. The Petitioner has also stated that as per law, the General guidelines state that a Provisional degree should be given within 5 days but the college has not let him apply him for the same, let alone comply with the law, and thus, the Petitioner has been subjected to mental, physical agony & harassment at the hands of the Jamia Millia Islamia University and thus, has sued the university for compensation. It was stated that on the grounds that rule of law has to be maintained and that every State organ must act within the powers given to them and also carry out their duties for the same- if not the case could be maintained for judicial redress. More so, there was an inordinate delay which was unreasonable, unjustified, illegal, and uncalled for, which is the failure to fulfill statutory obligations. Hence, it can be said that as the petitioner's legal rights are violated, for the same he has to be compensated.

Lastly, the Petitioner prays before the Hon'ble Court that a writ of mandamus is issued, then to pay a sum of Rs. 10,00,000/- as compensation. And to ensure that no coercive/ mischievous action is taken against the Petitioner by the Respondent. Or to pass such an order which shall be deemed fit and proper in the interest of justice.

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