‘Sometimes we have to rise above the law’ – SC comments on Dalit student’s admission in IITs
The Dalit student had lost the college seat due to technical problem. The Dalit student had lost the college seat due to technical problem.
Supreme Court IIT Admission Case: The bench told advocate Sonal Jain, appearing for IIT, Bombay and Joint Seat Allocation Authority, that they should explore the possibility of accommodating the student by November 22 and give directions regarding seat status in IIT, Bombay. Should take The bench said, “…but this is a humanitarian matter and sometimes we should rise above the law.” Along with this, the bench asked the government’s counsel to take directions and assured that his order would not be treated as precedent. Will go.
New Delhi. The Supreme Court on Thursday gave a big relief to a Dalit community student who could not deposit his fees due to non-working of his credit card and due to this he was sent to IIT Bombay. Could not get admission. The court said, “sometimes the court should rise above the law” because “who knows that after 10 years he may be the leader of our country”.
The court directed the counsel appearing for the Center to get admission details in IIT Bombay and explore the possibility as to how that student can get admission. A bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and BV Nagarathna said, “He is a Dalit boy who missed out on admission through no fault of his own.” He has passed an IIT exam and was about to take admission in IIT Bombay. How many such children are capable of doing this? The court must sometimes rise above the law. Who knows that after 10 years he will be the leader of our country.
The bench told advocate Sonal Jain, appearing for IIT, Bombay and the Joint Seat Allocation Authority, that they should explore the possibility of accommodating the student by November 22 and take instructions about the seat position in IIT, Bombay. The bench said, “… But this is a humanitarian matter and sometimes we should rise above the law.” Along with this, the bench asked the government’s counsel to take directions and assured that his order will not be treated as precedent.
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The bench said that it can pass the order on the next Monday i.e. November 2. Advocate Amol Chitale, appearing for petitioner Prince Jaibir Singh, who secured 864th rank in the reserved category in the entrance examination, submitted that he is ready to take admission in any other IIT institute if he does not get admission in IIT Bombay.
The Supreme Court was hearing the SLP against the decision of the Bombay High Court. The High Court had expressed its inability to allow the petitioner to pay the seat fees after the deadline. Also, the High Court had refused to admit the seats available in any other stream.
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