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khaskhabar.com : Thursday, April 27, 2023 11:58 AM
New Delhi. Lokesh Chugh, the national secretary of Congress’ student wing NSUI, on Wednesday urged the Delhi High Court to allow him to submit his PhD thesis before the retirement of his supervisor on April 30. He was banned for organizing a screening of a banned BBC documentary at Delhi University. Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for Chugh, informed a bench of Justice Purushendra Kumar Kaurav that if interim relief is not granted, the university would later appoint a supervisor of its choice.
However, the university’s counsel M. Rupal argued that there would be no prejudice and the court’s intervention would send a wrong message.
The court was informed that after the retirement of the present supervisor, one of the advisors who worked with the petitioner on the thesis would replace him and that the petitioner had satisfied all the requirements and was required to appear for the viva.
Attorney General R. Venkataramani also represented the university and urged Justice Kaurav to defer hearing the matter as he was appearing before a constitution bench hearing the matter before the Supreme Court.
Roopal said that the thesis of the petitioner and the role of his supervisor is over and if he succeeds in his case here, it will be dealt with as per the process and there was no hurry in the matter. A wrong message will go out, he said. They are alleging haste without showing the rules. There is no hindrance.
The lawyer said, even if the supervisor retires, it will not come in the way. Department continues.
Justice Kaurav listed the matter for further hearing on April 27, after being informed that the thesis of the petitioner was returned by the authorities after it was submitted due to the debarment order(IANS)
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