The Delhi High Court has asked the Ministry of Home Affairs to consider the representation of a parents body seeking directions to allow final year students of various universities to stay in hostels or paying guest accommodations, closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, during the exams. Justice Jayant Nath said let the authorities treat the writ petition as a representation and deal with the same as per law.

“Appropriate orders may be passed and communicated to the petitioner (parents body),” the high court said.

The court passed the order while disposing of a petition filed by Juvvadi Sagar Rao, founder of Telangana Parents Foundation, seeking direction to the authorities to decide his representation.

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