Before we plunge into this feature, we must mention that if not anything else, this story will leave you with enough motivation to take one step ahead in your life. We speak of a strong willed human here, we speak of an inspiring story for all the girls who forsake their rights due to negative social influence and fear of the threats or ultimatums. Go ahead and take a read!
Alisha Sharma pursued Computer Engineering from Thapar University in 2012. She lost her father during the 2nd year of engineering. She later started working in an IT based company in Bengaluru after completion of her Engineering.
Alisha’s mother had rented out one of the floors (1st floor) of their house in Moga for a period of 11 months and after the termination of the agreement after 11 months, the tenants refused to vacate the house and even illegally possessed the ground floor too by breaking the locks and demanded money for vacating the house from Alisha’s family. It took her around 10-11 hours to get the FIR lodged as even the local police had connived with them.
Then her family hired a local advocate and instituted civil (C1) and criminal (C2) cases, but even that proved to be in vain as their advocate also struck deal with the other party and changed the case in their favor by getting them acquitted (free from all the criminal charges, C2). He also kept on delaying the case by misleading her family with lies and taking long dates.
Then Alisha had to take a firm step ahead for herself and in the year 2014, she left her job with handsome salary as a Computer Engineer and appeared for the Law Entrance Exam at the Department of Laws, Panjab University, Chandigarh and secured 98 Rank but couldn’t get admission despite good rank because of 50% weightage to graduation marks and therefore her rank dropped to 350. But she was so determined and focused towards her goal that she started preparing for the respective exam very seriously and passionately. In the year 2015, she again appeared for the same exam and secured 33 Rank and fortunately got admission at the Department of Laws, Panjab University, Chandigarh.
When she initiated her studies in law and understood the technicalities of her case, she started representing her case herself in the year 2017. And as it has rightly been said that hard-work never goes unrewarded, Alisha’s success was pretty sure and she got the possession of her father’s house in October 2017 and finally she got justice for her family after a struggle of 7 long years. She also filed an appeal in criminal (C2) case which had been admitted by the court.
Presently, Alisha is taking 5th Semester exams of LLB and assisting a senior advocate at the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Chandigarh.
About the Author:
Firmly believe in “Pen is mightier than the sword” and it is indeed. Optimism and determination are my backbones.