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Stephens’ student moves HC for character certificate

A student-editor of St Stephens’ banned e-magazine on Wednesday moved the Delhi high court seeking a character certificate and alleging that the provisional graduation certificate issued to him does not certify his character as has been done in the case of others who graduated from the college.

The student has moved the court saying he has secured admission into the Journalism School of Columbia  University, USA, and requires his college leaving documents and this requirement is urgent as he leaves for America on July 26.

Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw agreed to hear the matter on July 24 in view of the strike in the high court on Wednesday.

The student, Devansh Mehta, has contended in his plea that while one of his classmates was issued a provisional certificate with an endorsement of her character, his did not have that detail. He said he had written to Principal Valson Thampu on July 13 asking for a corrected certificate to be issued to him but till date he has not received any response due to which he had to move the court.

The court had earlier rapped Thampu over the manner in which he had handled the suspension of 
Mehta, a Philosophy student and the editor and co-founder of ‘St Stephen’s Weekly’ e-magazine, for “violating” discipline and asked him to take back the step. 
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