Delhi High Court asks DU to look at reservation for Delhi domicile students

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The Delhi High court finally heard the PIL filed by the NGO Moksha Foundation, last week. The PIL demands an 85% reservation for all Delhi domicile students in the state funded colleges of the university and at least 5% in the partially funded ones.

The bench including Acting Chief Justice Badar Durrez Ahmad and Justice Vibhu Bakhru issued a notice to the University to probe into the possibility of allowing this particular  reservation.

The predominant argument of the NGO’s council was that “large scale migration” denied admission to undergraduate students in the capital and also, the University was formed with the prime objective of fulfilling the needs of the students of Delhi which it has failed to perform.

Some of the 12 colleges to be affected by the PIL are Deen Dayal Upadhyay College, Indira Gandhi Institute of Physical Education, Keshav Mahavidyalaya, Maharaja Agrasen College, Shaheed Raj Guru College and Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies.

Devesh Lalwani, founder of Moksha Foundation says, “The decision was not exactly what we hoped for, but we are moving in the right direction. The University has been given a time frame of three months to consider the proposal and give a response to us in writing whether they agree with it or not. if we are not satisfied with their decision, we will go back to court for again.”

The court has issued a period of two months to the University of Delhi and UGC to deliver a decision on the issue.

[email protected]; Niharika is a journalism student. She loves new stationary, vintage collectables and the smell of expensive coffee. She can usually be found lurking between the dusty shelves of the library.

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