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A petitioner, on Thursday, was allowed by the supreme court to move to the high court seeking directions to the Bar Council of India (BCI) and the University grants commission (UGC) so that they give directions to the universities and institutions across the nation for giving a reasonable amount of time to the students for deposition of fees.

The law student, the petitioner was informed by the bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, R. Subhash Reddy, and M.R. Shah that the matter in connection with the UGC had already been decided.

A fourth-year law student, Ramey Krishna Rana urged the bench of judges that the plea shall be treated as a representation. The plea was declined to be entertained by the bench under article 32, and the petitioner was asked to move to the concerned High court and the plea was allowed to be withdrawn by the petitioner.

It was contended in the plea that the institutions have demanded full payment of fee in one go and no reasonable alternative has been provided nor the institution is willing to. The petitioner also contended in the plea that the several communications were also sent to BCI.

In another similar plea, it was contended by the counsel that the parents are battling with major financial issues. The court was urged to pass similar directions to BCI also, so that they could provide relaxation to institutions imparting legal education.

The counsel was urged by the bench to approach and move to the concerned high court.

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