HC denied Jamia Islamia University’s order of suspending rape-accused students
New Delhi, 4th December 2013:
The Delhi High Court on Tuesday ordered Jamia Milia Islamia University to permit three law students to resume their classes and take examinations for the term in which they had been suspended. Pulkit Chaudhary, Amandeep Kadian and Sharad Shekhar Tomar suspended after they were committed the kidnapping and gang raping of a class XI student.
The accused had requested that they should be permitted to appear for their exams. They had complained in the court that their college should also re-admit them as they had been suspended.
The court of Justice VK Jain announced that University is to restore the accused and allow them to pursue their studies. The court decided that the students should be permitted to appear in their examination only if they have followed all the rules of the university, including attendance, attending classes and viva that was in force in the academic year 2012-2013.
The university had been unwilling to follow the order of High Court, arguing that the toll of female students attending Jamia would be stopped from coming to the university due to a “fear psychosis” among the female students and their parents.
Jamia counsel Aftab Siddique argued that it is with the concerted generation of this sense of security amongst them that education of girls is getting an impetus. Presence of any elements, which may in any manner, place the girls/women to a fear psychosis shall be detrimental to the cause of education.
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