A PIL has been filed in the Delhi High Court seeking appropriate directions to Government to frame scheme to support the student community for relaxation in paying rent of the accommodation and further exempt the students from making monthly rent.
The petition argues that the lockdown due to the COVID -19, was declared by 21 of March 2020, by the government of India and due to the said lockdown most of the students migrated back to their hometowns and some of them are stuck in the rented properties. Since there is no source of income for the students and also it is creating a burden for their parents to pay rent for vacated property and not even usable for last more than one and half months.
The plea filed by Aditya Yadav and Sakshi Arora states that, “As many of the students take tuitions, part time jobs etc. to fulfill their daily needs and this lockdown had snuffed out their opportunity to earn and pay rents.”
The plea claims that, Govt. of India and Govt. of Delhi formulated many schemes to support migrant workers and daily wage labourers and also for many other professionals but failed to cover this aspect of student life.
-India Legal Bureau