For background to this law suit, you can read Lawrence Liangs' potent piece in Kafila and my editorial in the Indian Express. For a more entertaining rendition, you can watch this Youtube video featuring a catchy copyright jingle.
The publishers' naturally objected to the student intervention and argued that even if intervention is admitted, it should be limited to points of law. The judge however disagreed and held that the student association would be admitted as a full fledged party to the law suit, with the ability to file a written statement and lead evidence etc.
For those interested in tracking this case that will test the bounds of educational exception and fair use under our copyright act, please see this link which contains all our previous posts on the issue. To make it simpler, I'm outlining a brief trajectory of the unfortunate law suit and its unfolding:
ii) An injunction allegedly restraining DU and the photocopier ensue in October 2012, owing to an unfortunate grammatical (mis) construct.
iii) Delhi University appeals the order in November 2012. The appellate court asks them to file a review petition before the single judge. However they opt to file an Order 39 Rule 4 application for vacating the restraining order. This application is now before Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw. Although the matter came up on Tuesday (26th Feb), it was not taken up by the judge. The matter is now posted for April 25th.