Decide College Students’ Plea To Stay In Hostels During Exams: Delhi HC Asks MHA, Education Dept

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New Delhi: The Delhi High Court asked the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to consider parents’ body representation seeking directions to allow final year students of different universities to stay in hostels or paying guest accommodations, which closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, during the exams.

According to Justice Jayant Nath, the authorities should treat the writ petition as a representation and deal with the same as per law. “Appropriate orders may be passed and communicated to the petitioner (parents body),” the Delhi High Court said.

Delhi High Court passed the order disposing of a petition filed by the founder of Telangana Parents Foundation, Juvvadi Sagar Rao. He sought a direction to the authorities to decide his representation.

The plea also sought directions to the MHA, Department of Higher Education and Department of Health and Family Welfare to adopt measures to conduct final year and entrance exams for higher studies without posing trouble to the students.

The petition, filed through advocates Sravan Kumar & R Balaji, said that except for few government university-run hostels, all government, private hostels and PG accommodations are closed due to the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions.

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