New Delhi, Sept 18: Although the Delhi gangrape convicts are destined to 'die', as the Saket fast track court pronounced the death penalty to all four of them on September 13, but two of the convicts still have a desire to pursue studies.
According to reports, Vinay Sharma and Akshay Singh Thakur were on Wednesday allowed to pursue their studies in Tihar Jail by a Delhi court after they contended that the right to education is a fundamental right.
Both of them had moved an application before Additional Sessions Judge Daya Prakash, saying they want to study in jail as per the facility provided there by Delhi University (DU).
Advocate A P Singh, appearing for Vinay and Akshay, told the court that Vinay was studying in BA first year from DU at the time of his arrest in the December 16 gang-rape case and he could not appear for examination in one of his papers.
Vinay and Akshay were allowed to pursue their studies in jail by a Delhi court.
Regarding Akshay, he said that his client also wants to study in jail as per the laid down schedule.
"The right to education is a fundamental right of any accused or convict as provided by the Constitution of India and process, system and guidelines of the Supreme Court," Singh said in his application which was allowed by the court.
(With PTI inputs)