‘I’m sorry, but you are not a buddhasha’: Indian student’s mom speaks out about her son’s death

NEW DELHI — An Indian college student whose mother died of cancer in 2008 has been denied permission to attend her son, who died of a bacterial infection, the Indian Supreme Court said Friday.Mum Nirmala Kaur, who was born in 1984, has said she has “no sympathy for a person who has no faith in…

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NEW DELHI — An Indian college student whose mother died of cancer in 2008 has been denied permission to attend her son, who died of a bacterial infection, the Indian Supreme Court said Friday.

Mum Nirmala Kaur, who was born in 1984, has said she has “no sympathy for a person who has no faith in God.”

The court’s ruling came in a case against the government over her son N.V.K. Sharma’s death.

The high court, in its ruling, said the Indian government did not have any “reasonable” grounds to reject Sharma’s request for admission.

Sharma died from the bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which is known to cause chronic lung disease, and is one of the most deadly respiratory diseases.

The ruling came as thousands of people took to the streets of Delhi in protest over the government’s denial of admission to thousands of other students.

“Mum is a person with a heart and she’s trying to raise her son to be a good person,” protester Devender Singh told reporters outside the court.

Shaharma’s mother, Nirmal, died of pancreatic cancer in 2009 at the age of 75.

She had been denied admission to her son at the Indian Medical Association’s college in Ahmedabad, the highest medical institution in the country.

She died at her home on Dec. 6, 2009, after a month-long illness that included severe pain and fever.

In its decision, the court said “Mum has no sympathy for the person who is in a situation like this.”

It said “it was not clear to the court that she was in a position of trust or confidence with the Government of India” and it could not be said that her decision was influenced by any “prima facie” justification for denying admission to the student.

The court said the admission was denied “without reasonable grounds” to do so, and said “no reasonable excuse exists” to exclude Sharma.

A petition seeking the stay on the admission of Sharma and his fellow students has also been filed in the Supreme Court.