DU’s School of Open Learning (SOL) has been asked by the Delhi High Court to consider the application of Rishab Sharma, who has lost his father in a bomb blast and is seeking admission in Bachelor of Arts (BA) course. The youth can now submit his admission application after a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Hari Shankar directed the SOL.
Observing that the last date of admission was September 15, the court directed the SOL to sympathetically consider the application of Rishab Sharma due to the exceptional circumstances.
The court was hearing plea of Sharma who was facing difficulties in getting admission in BA programme at an affiliated college in Delhi University. His mother Sangeeta Ashok told the court that her husband was killed in the Delhi High Court bomb blast on September 7, 2011.
She had also informed the court that the court’s order allows victims’ children to be rehabilitated, but the university had denied admission to her son, because she had not filled the form in a prescribed format. She apprised the court that she was under depression.
The court listed the matter for November 1 for filing of a report by the Delhi Legal Service Authority on the status of other victims of the terror attack.
As carried in IN on 21/9/2017