The Gujarat High Court has issued a notice to the Bar Council of Gujarat in a case in which the enrollment application of a law graduate was kept pending for more than a year.
The petition filed by the applicant – Shivi Agarwal stated that as her enrollment application was kept pending for more than a year, she was deprived of appearing for the All India Bar Examinations (AIBE).
The matter is likely to be heard on December 21.
The petition further said that according to a 2017 resolution of the Bar Council of Gujarat she was required to enroll provisionally within 20 days but the enrollment application is pending since June 29, 2019.
The act of keeping the enrollment application pending for such a long time is illegal, as per the resolution of the BCG, the petition said.
The petitioner on December 3 this year was informed that her enrollment was cancelled and the enrolment number given to her belongs to Arjan Bhatti. The law graduate has prayed to quash this communication letter of BCG before the court.
Another case of law graduate
Earlier in December first week a young female law student from Gandhinagar who sought details of internal marks and photocopies of the assessed answer sheet under RTI Act 2005 (Right to Information) was asked to ‘prove her nationality’ in a reply. She had said she would move the Gujarat High Court concerning the same.
The RTI reply dated December 3, which the applicant received the next day, said the proceedings to provide her with the information under RTI will be initiated after the varsity gets proof regarding nationality from the applicant.
The law student on October 19 had sought the details of her internal marksheet sent by the college to Gujarat University.
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