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Gujarat high court grants interim relief to law grad to appear for Bar examination

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The Gujarat High Court on Friday granted interim relief to a law graduate to appear in the AIBE examination (All India Bar Examination) on January 24. The student’s enrollment application had been pending for more than a year with the Bar Council of Gujarat.

Justice SH Vora of Gujarat High Court that the petitioner is permitted to appear in the said examination without prejudice to the rights and contentions of both the parties.

However, the petitioner’s exam results shall not be declared, till the final disposal of this petition and no equity will be created in favour of the petitioner merely because she is permitted to appear in the examination. The arrangement is subject to the outcome of the present petition.”

What was the petition in high court about?

The petition filed by the applicant – Shivi Agarwal stated that as her enrollment application as a law graduate was pending for more than a year, she had been deprived of appearing for the AIBE exam.

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The petition further said that according to the Bar Council of Gujarat’s 2017 resolution she was required to enroll provisionally within 20 days but the enrollment application has been pending since June 29, 2019.

The act of keeping the enrollment application pending for such a long time is illegal, as per a resolution of the BCG, the petition said.

The petitioner on December 3 this year was informed that her enrollment was cancelled and that the enrolment number given to her belongs to Arjan Bhatti. The law graduate has prayed to quash this communication letter of the BCG before the court.

 

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