Allow suspended students to write exams, HC urges ICFAI
Deccan Chronicle.| dc correspondent
ICFAI Institute, Hyderabad. (DC Photo)
HYDERABAD: The Telangana High Court on Thursday asked the ICFAI Law University at Shankarpally to be lenient towards students who have been suspended and barred from appearing exams for their alleged involvement in ragging and bashing up a fellow student.
The division bench, comprising Chief Justice Ujjal Bhuyan and Justice N. Tukaramji, was dealing with the appeals filed by the suspended students pleading that they be allowed to write the internal exams, scheduled to begin on Friday.
After the incident came to light, the disciplinary committee of the university suspended the students against whom an FIR was lodged on charges of assault and ragging.
The students approached the High Court to direct the authorities to register their names for the next semester. After the single judge rejected their plea, they filed appeals. The division bench faulted the appellant students about impulsive behaviour.
'You all are aspiring to be lawyers. You should not take the law into your hands. How far is it correct to physically assault a person," the court asked.
On other hand, the counsel for ICFAI expressed concern that if these students are allowed back, the other remaining students could be terrified.
The court asked the university to allow them to attend the exams and adjourned the case.