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The Delhi High Court has sought response from the government and a private school on the plea of a poor Class 2 student seeking direction against the institution for allegedly not allowing him to continue his studies.

Director of education, Delhi government, and Yuva Shakti Model School in north Delhi’s Rohini were told to give their replies by July 9 on the petition by Kailash Goel, 7, a student belonging to the economically weaker section (EWS) category.

Justice Hima Kohli, hearing the plea filed by the father of Kailash Goel, issued notice to the government and the school Friday.

Advocate Ashok Agarwal, appearing for the student, argued that Kailash had been studying under the EWS category since 2009 and the school had arbitrarily disallowed him from attending classes since April.

The school had asked his parents to pay full school fee, he said.

“The action on the part of the school was arbitrary, illegal, unconstitutional and violative of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009,” Agarwal said.

The petition urged the court to direct the government to take action against the school.

“The school is situated on public land allotted to it by the DDA (Delhi Development Authority) on concessional rates with the condition that it shall admit children belonging to the weaker sections to the extent of 25 percent,” Agarwal said.

 


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