SC issues contempt notice to Army Chief
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued
contempt notice to the Army Chief for allegedly denying
admission to a civilian in Army medical college in violation
of its order.
A bench headed by Justice B Sudershan Reddy sought
explanation from the Army Chief by July 11 on why contempt
proceedings should not be initiated for denying admission to a
ward of a civilian in violation of its order striking down
100 percent reservation for armed forces` children in the
college in Delhi Cantonment.
The court passed the order on a petition filed by a
medical aspirant Rachit Gupta who alleged that despite the
apex court order the college was not admitting him on the
ground that he does not belong to defence forces family.
The apex court had on May 12 had held that
non-minority educational institutions have no right to admit
students of their choice and struck down 100 percent
reservation for children of armed forces in the Army College
of Medical Sciences (ACMS).
The court had said, if the non-minority educational
institutions were given such a right it "would be detrimental
to the true nature of education as an occupation, damage
environment in which our students are taught the lessons of
life, and imparted knowledge."
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Will Akhilesh-Rahul alliance be able to trump BJP in UP elections?
- Arms case: Salman Khan acquitted by Jodhpur court
- Raisina Dialogue 2017: Pakistan must walk away from terror, says PM Modi
- DNA: Analysis of insensitivity shown by political leaders over rising poverty in India
- Valour of a soldier: CRPF officer Satwant Singh fights Naxals till his last breath
- World's 30 most dynamic cities: Check out the full list
- WATCH: Kieron Pollard's incredible one-handed six demoralises Fawad Ahmed
- China State TV said that its troops can reach New Delhi in 48 hours in war scenario; Indians slay it with their replies
- China's NSG stand is neither fair nor transparent, says Defence Expert
- Bengaluru pips Silicon Valley to become world's most dynamic city