In an epic battle between three international book publishers and the Delhi University (DU) photocopy shops,
The high court has denied a plea seeking directions that the DU LLB entrance exam be allowed to be taken in Hindi on the basis of Article 348 of the Constitution of India, which states that the language to be used in the Supreme Court and high courts, as well as the acts and bills, shall be in English.
Ayush Tiwari, a 20-year-old final-year BA student from Allahabad, had filed the petition seeking relief. He said he is willing to study law, but he has got all his education in Hindi medium, it would be unfair for him to take the entrance exam in English.
A similar plea has been dismissed in 2014 by a single judge and division bench saying that judgements are pronounced and reported primarily in the English language. Moreover, granting such an allowance would tantamount to interfering with the autonomy of the Delhi University.
The plea sought to conduct entrance examination for LLB in Hindi lies at same line with the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and certain central varsities holding the examination in Hindi.