2 Muslim girls move court after being denied school admissionSeptember 4th, 2008 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday asked the Delhi government to explain as to why admission was refused to two Muslim girls in a school after they turned 18.Justice Vipin Sanghi issued notice to the Delhi government after hearing the plea of the girls and asked the government to reply by Sep 19, the next date of hearing.
Naazmeen and Nasara were studying in Class 10 in Vipin Chandra Pal Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya, Babarpur and appeared for the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) examination in 2006-07.
Both got compartment in one subject. They took the compartmental examination as private candidate in the next session and they passed.
Then they wanted to take admission in Class 11 in the school but were denied admission by the principal on the ground they were over 18 years old.
Though they approached several senior officials but none of them clarified the position and the principal continued to deny admission to them.
Both the girls approached the Delhi High Court seeking directions to the government to grant them admission.
Advocate Ashok Agarwal, appearing for the girls, submitted before the court that the school was not justified in declining admission to these girl students merely because they had crossed 18 years of age.
“These muslim girls, in spite of being socially and economically backward, want to study further and if they are denied admission even by the school, where would they go for their education,” said Agarwal.