The Madhya Pradesh High Court has observed how can a writ petition be maintained for opening up a website to allow the petitioner to apply to register for the LL.B course online.
The Division Bench of Chief Justice Ravi Malimath and Justice Vishal Mishra dismissed a petition filed seeking a direction to the respondents to reopen the admission site so that the petitioner can take admission to LL.B course.
The case of the petitioner is that the final result of graduation was declared by the respondent No.3 (Vice Chancellor of a University) on 25.08.2022. Thereafter Petitioner intended to register for the LL.B. course online. But, however, the server is said to have posed a problem. Thereafter, the registration was closed on 31.08.2022. Representations were made which did not bear any result. Hence, the petition has been filed.
The Court couldn’t decipher if there was any problem with the website or if it crashed. It is apparent, as stated by the petitioner himself, that the seats were full and therefore, no more admissions were being taken, the Bench noted.
‘Under these circumstances, we fail to understand as to how a writ can be maintained in order to open the website to allow him to apply.’
The Bench further noted that the last date was 31.08.2022. The excuse being given is that the website crashed. ‘If that were to be so, there is no answer as to how all the seats for the LL.B. degree course could be filled up. Even otherwise, we do not find any ground to interfere in the same,’ held the Bench.
Further, the Bench observed that even assuming that the case of the petitioner is to be believed, there is nothing on record to show as to what he did from 25.08.2022 to 31.08.2022. The petitioner’s representation has been filed only on 14.09.2022, the Court noted.