Delhi HC grants interim relief to JNU studentsJanuary 24, 2020 14:17
Delhi High Court on Friday granted interim relief to the students of Jawaharlal Nehru University and directed that they need to register for the winter session within one week as per the old manual and that no late fee is to be charged.
Observing that 90 per cent of the students have already registered, Justice Rajiv Shakdar said, "As the remaining 10 per cent students are concerned, they need to register within one week as per the old manual. No late fee will be charged from them."
Justice Shakdar was hearing a petition filed by the students' union of the varsity (JNUSU) challenging the decision to amend the hostel manual contending that it is "malafide, arbitrary, illegal and adversely affects the student community".
The court also made the Central government, through the ministry of human resource development and University Grants Commission, a party to the case.
The court issued notices to the respondents in the case and granted two weeks' time for them to file a reply and slated the matter for the next hearing on February 28.