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Sunday, 6 November 2016

HC directs JU for admission to physically challenged girl - JAMMU

High Court has directed the University of Jammu to provide admission in MA Sociology subject to a physically challenged girl under reservation category.

The petitioner Shivangi Sharma, daughter of Inderjeet Sharma of Rajpura Mangotrian Jammu, with 75% permanent disability had sought admission in Jammu University under reserved category (handicapped).

But she was not given admission on the ground that she has failed to secure minimum marks which were prescribed for general category candidates as well as other categories namely scheduled caste and scheduled tribes.

The petitioner took up the matter to the High Court which ordered to reserve one seat for the candidate.

Lateron a final order dated 01-09-2016 was also passed in favour of the candidate thereby directing JU to consider the person at par with other resereved categories availing reservation.

But JU authorities outrightly denied justice and Vice Chancellor JU preferred to take the matter with Division Bench against the Single Judge judgment.

The Division Bench comprising Justice Alok Aradhe and Justice B S Walia passed an order directing the Jammu University to consider the physically disabled candidate on the basis of Inter-se merit for MA Sociology and complete the exercise within a period of two weeks.

Source : Daily Excelsior, 3rd Nov 2016

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