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Supreme Court throws out PIL wanting care for suicide-prone IIT students, imposes Rs 10k cost

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New Delhi (IL News Service): The Supreme Court today dismissed as frivolous and with cost a plea seeking prevention of suicides at IITs across the country. The court said that the authorities are alive to the problem. The petitioner was fined Rs 10,000.

A three-judge bench of Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman, Justice Navin Sinha and Justice Indira Banerjee listened to the PIL patiently for ten minutes. Then the bench told the petitioner: “We have heard you fully. The question now is of awarding cost, since it is an utterly frivolous petition.”

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The petition was filed by advocate Gaurav Kumar Bansal, seeking direction for care to be given to IIT students, citing the high rate of suicides among them.

The court said authorities, as evident from petition, are alive to the situation. “The PIL is utterly frivolous and dismissed with cost of Rs 10,000,” it ordered.

-India Legal Bureau

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