Thursday, November 18, 2021

Supreme Court comes to the aid of Dalit student who cracked IIT JEE but missed out on seat due to non-payment of fees

The Supreme Court on 18/11/2021 came to the rescue of a 17-year-old boy from a Dalit community who had qualified for the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay but missed out on a seat because of failure to remit seat acceptance fees on time due to technical glitches.
"Can't we do something? We can show him the door on five different points of law. But this is a humanitarian thing. Sometimes we must rise above the law," 
"This is a dalit boy who has cracked IIT Bombay. For all we know he could be a leader of the nation 10 years down the line," Justice Chandrachud remarked.
"We will say, we are using our special powers under Article 142 for this particular case," 

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