Coming down heavily upon the education system, of the country, Delhi High Court says, “It is completely de-humanised. It is a machine. The human element has been completely taken out. The contact between teacher and student is perfunctory. There is no connect, ” ruled out a bench of Justices Siddharth Mridul and Najmi Waziri.
The bench asked, “Are we producing clones? We seem to be mass producing clones. It seems individuality is frowned upon now. You must conform at all costs, else retribution is swift.”
The court made the oral observations while hearing a plea initiated by the Supreme Court in September last year on the alleged suicide by a student of Amity Law University. The varsity is affiliated to Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU),
Rohilla Suicide Case
Sushant Rohilla, a third year law student of Amity had hung himself to death on August 10, 2016 after the university allegedly barred him from sitting for semester exams for not having requisite attendance.
Court slammed the varsity, “The student reached out to you (Amity). But did you respond? Perhaps there is an element of callousness in how you handled it. Implement your rules, but do not put students at risk. Systems are not in place in your institution which is why a student took that step.” The varsity, however claims systems were in place, but the court wasn’t convinced.
Amicus Curiae’s Report
1. Delhi Police report is “shocking”; there’s nothing in the complaint which required examination of any person
2. Suicide note probably not written by Rohilla
3. Police investigation appears “compromised” thus must be transferred
Court has directed Deputy Commissioner of Police (south) to file a detailed, comprehensive report before August 8, next date of hearing.