The Indore bench of the Madhya Pradesh high court has turned down admission of one Ashima Baig in Class VI of St Raphael’s school on the ground for failing to abide by the school norms.
A division bench of Justice Shantanu Kemkar and Justice Prakash Shrivastava passed the order on a writ appeal which challenged a single bench’s previous order directing the school to give admission to the student. The single bench order came on a petition filed by the parents of the ward.
In its order, the division bench quoted article 12 of the constitution and ruled that the admission rights was in favour of St Raphael school and the admission policy remains the sole discretion of any institution and would not be affected or prejudiced by legal interventions.
“However, the parents may be allowed to approach the school management for consideration but the school reserves the right to accept or reject it,” the order said.