Blind student approaches HC against DU's order to vacate hostel room

Written by Ujjawal Krishnam | Published on: November 5, 2018

The Court issued notice on the Petition, and the counsel appearing for the University was told not to take any action against Lovely Grover till the next date. The case is listed after Diwali on 13th November.


Lovely Kumar
 
Lovely Grover, a visually challenged MPhil student in the Department of History, University of Delhi, has filed a writ petition in the High Court of Delhi against the decision of Gwyer Hall Hostel to not extend his stay in the hostel till the date of his MPhil submission.
 
The petition, filed by Advocates Soutik Banerjee and Sudhir Pratap Singh Charan, contends that the Gwyer Hall administration and the University of Delhi are acting arbitrarily and abdicating its statutory obligations under The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.
 
The Court issued notice on the Petition, and the counsel appearing for the University was told not to take any action against Lovely Grover till the next date. The University is also under a direction to file a response on or before the next date. The case is listed after Diwali on 13th November.
 
In an earlier report by Sabrang India, it was observed that Lovely Kumar Grover, an M.Phil student living at Gwyer Hall University of Delhi was not being given hostel accommodations even though his submissions were extended till 2019.