New Delhi, September 13
Aspiring to check regulation, a 77-year previous lady has approached the Supreme Court difficult the recent BCI guidelines prescribing an higher age restrict of 30 for admission.
Denied admission to pursue a three-year LLB course, Rajkumari Tyagi, a resident of Sahibabad in Uttar Pradesh, moved a plea searching for to intervene in a case already pending on the problem whereby the Bar Council of India (BCI) rule has been challenged.
The BCI guidelines prescribe an higher age restrict of 20 years for the five-year and 30 years for a three-year LLB course.
The plea says that Tyagi developed an curiosity in regulation after she was left alone to defend the property of her late husband.
It says that she had handled authorized issues, with out having to resort to a lawyer, at each given level when dealing with the desire or identification of information.
The plea claims that the recent guidelines violate Articles 14 (equality earlier than the regulation), 19(1)(g) (Right to apply any occupation or to hold on any occupation, commerce or enterprise) and 21 (Protection of life and private liberty) of the Constitution.
She has urged the court docket to declare that she has a elementary proper to pursue authorized training in a university or establishment of her alternative and that the fitting is protected beneath Article 21 of the Constitution.
“It has been laid down (by the Supreme Court) that Right to Life under Article 21 of the Constitution, is not limited to mere ‘animalistic existence’ but also includes right to live with dignity which includes facilities for reading and writing and the right to receive instructions in a course/medium of one’s choice,” the plea says. PTI