The Delhi High Court on Friday sought to know what action has the AAP government taken on the representation sent to it on 176 students being allegedly arbitrarily denied admission in government schools.
The court directed the Delhi government to submit an action taken a report by July 9 on a representation sent by the All India Parent Association Jurist through its president advocate and activist Ashok Agarwal.
Though the representation had details of 176 students who, it said, had been denied admission in Delhi government schools without any basis, five other students moved the high court later.
Of these five, one was denied admission on the ground of being overage while the other was turned away after she failed to clear an exam conducted by the school for admitting her in Class X.
The court sought an action taken a report after Agarwal informed the bench that he had written to the Chief Minister in this regard.
The 176 students registered their grievance in a ‘school FIR camp’ organised by the Association across Delhi on June 24.
Agarwal said in his representation that, “government schools are the only hope of children of the masses and they are denied admission, where would these children go for education”.
“Needless to say, Right to Education is fundamental right of every child…it is the Constitutional duty of state to ensure that every child is not only given admission in government school but is also provided quality education,” he said while requesting the CM to intervene and ensure that these children are given admission in schools near their residence.