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HC comes to the rescue of student couple refused hall tickets

Chennai: Madras High Court has come to the rescue of two students of an engineering college who got married while in the second year of the civil engineering course at a college in Namakkal district and were subsequently refused permission by the management to write the examination.
Justice S Manikumar, passing orders on the petitions of J Fazil and his wife S Pradeepa alias Ayeesha, pointed out that the students had 100 per cent attendance.
The two were civil engineering students at Pavai College of Technology in Namakkal district. They got married on April 12 this year as per sharia law and their marriage certificate was issued by the government kazi the same day.
The couple contended that the college management had denied them hall tickets for the May 18 examinations just because they had got married .
The woman said the management refused to issue her hall  ticket because it came to know about her marriage and her subsequent conversion to Islam.
Pointing out that hall tickets were being issued to others, except to them, they said they were refused it despite the fact that they had paid the exam fee and had enough attendance to write the annual examinations.   

When the matter came up before Justice S Manikumar, he directed counsel for Anna University V Shanmugasundar to ascertain the attendance  status of the couple.
Counsel informed the court that the Controller of Examination had informed him in writing that they had 100 per cent attendance and had been regularly attending classes. It also stated they were eligible to write their fourth semester examinations in May-June and that they may be permitted to
obtain their hall tickets directly from the college principal.     
Recording the submissions, Justice Manikumar permitted the couple to approach the principal for hall tickets.

The Judge also asked Anna University's controller of examinations to issue appropriate instructions to the college for due compliance of the court order.
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