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Girl drags school to court on admission


New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Monday issued notices to the Delhi government and a school run by it on a petition filed by a student who was allegedly denied admission to Class 11.

Justice Kailash Gambhir issued notice to the Delhi government’s director of education and Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya for Girls in east Delhi’s Seemapuri and sought their responses by Aug 4.

The court issued the notices while hearing a petition filed by Kumari Komal through her counsel Ashok Agarwal.

She said that she appeared in the Class 10 examination in 2009-10 but could not clear all the papers.

“She got compartment in English, mathematics, social science and Hindi. She was able to clear all the subjects in re-exams in May,” said the petition.

“After the result was declared, she applied for admission to Class 11 for the academic year 2011-12 in the humanities stream. The school, however, denied her admission on the ground that there was no combination of English and Sanskrit subjects in the school.”

The petition said that despite representations to the education department and the minister concerned, nothing was done for her admission to Class 11.

“She then approached the court, seeking a direction to the government to forthwith grant admission to her in the same school or in any other government school nearby,” said Agarwal.