Letter Addressed to CJ of Allahabad HC for a stay on Arbitrary Notification of Allahabad University
Updated: Jul 9
NEWS ARTICLE- Covered by Abhishek Bhushan Singh and Edited by Mandavi Banerjee
Esteemed Advocate Satyam Singh, practising in the Supreme Court of India, wrote a letter to the Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court on 8th July 2020. The said letter is to bring to notice an arbitrary notification which has been issued by the administration against the students who are living in university hostels/trust hostels.
The arbitrariness of this notification is justified on the claims that the entire country is under lockdown now. With the wave of COVID-19 reaching new highs daily, health is becoming a huge concern for all.
If the notification comes into immediate effect, it will lead to the forceful eviction of students to vacate the hostels. But if the university administration insists upon the forceful eviction of the students then the right to life enshrined under Article 21 of the Constitution shall be infringed. Right to Life also includes Right to Help.
What should be the main focus over here is that Universities are for the welfare of students and for their bright future. In such a tough time, it’s the duty of the university administration to provide the best facilities to its students and to look after their well-being but the said notification is contrary to its motive. So the court has been requested to take suo-motu notice of the matter.