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HC seeks DU stand on NSUI leader's plea over thesis submission- 25-May-2023

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New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought the stand of the Delhi University (DU) on a petition by an NSUI leader, who was earlier debarred over screening of a controversial BBC documentary on the 2002 Gujarat riots, alleging that the varsity was not accepting his PhD thesis even after the debarment order was set aside.

Justice Purushaindra Kumar Kaurav issued notice on the petition by Lokesh Chugh, national secretary of Congress' students wing. 

On April 27, the judge had set aside the debarment order while directing that Chugh's admission be restored.

Lawyer Naman Joshi, appearing for Chugh, told the court there was inaction and delay in processing the petitioner's Ph.D thesis in violation of the court's judgement.

He said no appeal was filed against the high court's order but his thesis was yet to be accepted.

In his plea, the petitioner said he was "running from pillar to post in an attempt to submit his Ph.D. thesis" but there was no response from the authorities.

"The Respondents are trying to thwart the Petitioner by being vague, unresponsive, and enforcing a decision that has been set aside by this Hon'ble Court," the plea said.

"Petitioner cannot be subjected to such whimsical conduct of the Respondents, as delay in submission of Ph. D. thesis affects the Petitioner's career prospects each day and Petitioner is prevented from applying for post–doctoral positions and teaching positions due to the Respondents' callous attitude," it added.

The petition prayed that DU authorities be directed to accept Chugh's thesis and notify a date for his viva-voce.

Last month, while setting aside the order debarring Chugh for one year, the court had said the action was in violation of the principle of natural justice.

DU had told the court that Chugh had participated in the 'showing' of the banned BBC Documentary 'India: The Modi Question' on January 27 at 4:00 PM in front of Gate No. 4, Faculty of Arts, University of Delhi, which amounted to an act of indiscipline.

The matter would be heard next on July 17. 


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