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77-year-old Woman aspiring to study law Challenges BCI Rule on Fixing an Age Limit for studying law

By Arundhuti Deshmukh      14 September, 2020 05:11 PM      0 Comments
77-year-old Woman aspiring to study law Challenges BCI Rule on Fixing an Age Limit for studying law

Rajkumari Tyagi, a resident of Sahibabad in Uttar Pradesh aspires to study law at the age of 77. She has approached the Supreme Court challenging the fresh BCI rules prescribing an upper age limit of 30 for admission after she was denied admission to pursue a 3-year L.L.B course. 

She moved a plea seeking to intercede in a case already pending on the issue wherein the Bar Council of India(BCI) rule has been challenged. The BCI prescribes an upper age limit of 20 years for a 5-year course and 30 years for a 3-year L.L.B course. 

The plea says that Tyagi developed an interest in law after she was left alone to defend the estate of her late husband. 

It also mentions that she had dealt with legal complications, without having to hire a lawyer, at every given point when handling the will Or identification of records. 

The plea claims that the fresh rules violate Articles 14 (equality before the law), 19(1)(g) (Right to practice any profession or to carry on any occupation, trade or business), and 21 (Protection of life and personal liberty) of the Constitution. 

She has urged the court to declare that she has a fundamental right to pursue a legal education in a college or an institution of her choice and that the right is protected under Article 21 of the Constitution. 

It has been laid down (by the Supreme Court) that the Right of Life under Article 21 of the Constitution, is not limited to mere 'animalistic existence' but also includes the right to live with dignity which includes facilities for reading and writing and the right to receive instructions in a course/medium of one's choice the plea describes. 

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