HC seeks govt re­ply on Pak fam­ily’s plea

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times City -

New Delhi: Delhi high court on Fri­day sought the re­sponse of the AAP gov­ern­ment on a Pak­istan na­tional’s plea against de­nial of ad­mis­sion to his three chil­dren by a state-run school in the city. Jus­tice Ra­jiv Shakd­her is­sued no­tices to the Direc­torate of Ed­u­ca­tion and the school and asked them to file their replies to the pe­ti­tion which claims that ad­mis­sion was “un­justly” de­nied to his wards.

Gul­sher, who mi­grated to In­dia from Pak­istan with his fam­ily in May this year, has also chal­lenged a Delhi gov­ern­ment cir­cu­lar of 2016 that lays down the up­per age limit for ad­mis­sion in var­i­ous classes in the state-run schools.

The court listed the mat­ter for hear­ing on Oc­to­ber 17.

The pe­ti­tion, filed through ad­vo­cate Ashok Agar­wal, said three chil­dren — two girls and a boy — were reg­is­tered for ad­mis­sion in Class IX on July 5 and were al­lowed to at­tend classes from July 8 to Septem­ber 14 when they were “un­cer­e­mo­ni­ously” re­moved from the school.

It said the chil­dren had al­ready bought books, uni­forms and other study ma­te­rial.


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