Allahabad High Court contributes Rs.15,000 for the education of a Dalit girl student

The bench of Allahabad High Court directed the Dalit student to report at the BHU office with the required documents within three days.

Judge Dinesh Kumar Singh of Allahabad High Court’s Lucknow bench paid ₹15,000 to a 17-year-old Dalit student, Sanskriti Ranjan to help her pay her fee and get admission in the Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University). The judge hearing her petition give ₹15,000 from his own pocket, and the lawyers pooled in and raised the admission fee to help her get into the college.

The student, Sanskriti was a topper in school, she had cleared the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE ) for higher educational institutions. She ranked 2,062 in the Scheduled Caste category with 92.77 percentile. She was allotted a seat in IIT, BHU.

Ranjan’s father had wrote several letters to Joint Seat Allocation Authority for an extension of time indicating the poor condition of the petitioner and her family. However, all the efforts went in vain as they didn’t receive any reply from the authority.

The bench of Justice Dinesh Kumar Singh directed the Joint Seat Allocation Authority and IIT, BHU to provide admission of the student in the mathematics and computing, five years, bachelor and master of technology course. The court also asked the BHU to allot a supernumerary seat for the Dalit student if no vacant seat is available.

The Judge acknowledged the bright academic results of the student and ordered to give money to the student as the financial condition of the student was not stable because of her father’s kidney disease.

“The petitioner has not been able to pay meagre amount of ₹15000 for seat acceptance as her father has been diagnosed with chronic kidney disease and he has been advised to go for a kidney transplant. The father of the petitioner has to undergo dialysis twice a week to survive.”

Justice Dinesh Kumar Singh.

The Allahabad High Court while providing the fees of the girl said that they would contribute the money considering the facts of the case.

“A bright young Dalit girl student has done before this court seeking equity jurisdiction to enable to pursue her dream of getting admitted in the IIT, this court on its own has volunteered to contribute ₹15,000 for allocation of the seat.”

Allahabad High Court.

Justice Singh came forward and handed over the amount to the student after the court hours.

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