Locked from Inside, Disabled candidate of M Phil entrance exam was prevented to board the train

Team SoOLEGAL 23 Aug 2017 10:34am

Locked from Inside, Disabled candidate of M Phil entrance exam was prevented to board the train

In order to prevent the inequity against the disabled students, Delhi High Court on Tuesday directed the University of Delhi to conduct an entrance examination within ten days for the visually handicapped candidate who missed M Phil Sanskrit admission exam as he was unable to enter the only coach in the train reserved for disabled people.

A bench comprising acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar observed that the applicant Vaibhav Shukla despite having a valid ticket could not board the train, therefore the Rights of Equality has been completely denied here, beside his statutory Rights of Person with Disability Act. The court summoned Railway authorities, and Delhi University in the matter and questioned them for not taking serious measures as mandated under the Rights to Person with Disability Act, 2016.

The University must appoint new measures to ensure the Rights of Students with disabilities and gave them 10 days to re-schedule the entrance exam of a candidate who missed his entrance exam as people refused to open the gate of the Gorakhdham Express Train at Unnao Station.

The petitioner who had a meritorious academic background refused to board the train despite his several efforts to open the gate but the gate was locked from inside by the person appointed to occupy it. Thus, the incident came as the violation of Article 14-18 of the Constitution, the bench observed.

Read the Judgment Here:

Delhi High Court   Justice C Hari Shankar   Justice Gita Mittal  

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