A student of Delhi’s St Stephen’s college has moved the Delhi high court against the college and its principal Valson Thampu challenging his suspension and the ban on the online magazine’s publication. Devansh Mehta, editor and co-founder of the St Stephen’s Weekly, was on Wednesday suspended for 9 days after a one-man inquiry committee appointed by the college principal found him guilty of breach of discipline.
The court will hear Mehta’s petition today. Mehta, a final-year philosophy student, was allegedly suspended for launching the online magazine without getting clearance from the college principal. The college banned the e-magazine started by Mehta and other students over an interview of the principal, which, he said, had not been cleared.