Following India's outstanding performance at the Tokyo Olympics, the Allahabad High Court has asked the university to consider providing a sports quota for LLM students. The order was made in response to a petition filed by a law graduate who had approached the Court, highlighting the lack of a "sports quota" in the university's LL.M programme. In the light of India's "outstanding" performance at the Tokyo Olympics 2020, the Allahabad High Court has asked the Registrar of Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gorakhpur University to make a judgement on giving sports quota for LL.M courses. Justice Saurabh Shyam Shamshery, a single-judge, issued the decision in response to a petition brought by a law graduate who had contacted the Court, stressing the lack of a "sports quota" in the University's LL.M programme.
"The writ petition is disposed of with a direction to the Registrar, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur, that in order to provide more support to such sportspersons, the University will make a decision, in the interest of sportspersons, considering that sportspersons of this country are doing very well even on an international level, to provide sports quota for LL.M. Course as well," the co-authors wrote. Juhi Dubey, a University and State-level cricketer who received a sports quota for her prior LL.B. course, which she completed successfully in the year 2020, filed the case. She went to court claiming that there was no such quota for admission to Deen Dayal Upadhayay Gorakhpur University's LL.M. (Post Graduate Course). The Court stated that the University should provide such brilliant athletes with the advantage of the sports quota even in postgraduate courses.
"Also, state and federal governments are assisting aspiring athletes, and we hope that our country will win more medals, honours, and trophies in forthcoming international sporting events, such as Cricket," the Court added. The Court cited the Indian women's cricket team's outstanding performance in this respect. The Olympic squad's performance, according to the Court, was extraordinary. "Three of India's seven medalists (one gold, two silver, and four bronze) are women." "However, it is undeniable that an acceptable choice on sports quota in LL.M. Courses may be made at the university level," he said. As a result, the University Administration was requested to make a decision on whether or not to provide a sports quota for Post Graduate students (LL.M).
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