Madurai: The Madras High Court on Tuesday directed Dr Ambedkar Law University to release the final year result of an HIV positive law student which was withheld on the ground that he was in gainful employment being a counsellor for an HIV/AIDS forum.
Allowing the petition by K Arul (name changed), Justice M M Sundresh of Madurai bench said the student was working for Tamil Nadu Networking people of HIV/AIDS as a counsellor on a temporary and voluntary basis and it could not be considered as a gainful employment.
Arul had been working with Tamil Nadu Networking people of HIV/AIDS at the Government Rajaji Hospital as a counsellor and after joining the LLB course in 2006 had sought permission to work as a peer counsellor.
When the university held that his admission was irregular contending that he was in gainful employment, he had resigned as peer counsellor.
He was not in gainful employment while undergoing the course, the Judge said and directed the Registrar of the university to release the results and give his transfer certificate and other documents.
Story first published:
August 22, 2012 10:17 IST