HC tells Srinagar school to allow students to take exams

HC tells Srinagar school to allow students to take exams

Srinagar: A trial court at Srinagar on Monday directed a private school in the city to allow students to take part in annual examination after they were debarred due to pending school fees.

The court of the Third Additional Judge noted that the court’s intervention at this stage is important as children’s education is of paramount importance.

“As such other side is directed to file objections and till the objections are filed, respondent (Shemrock School) is directed to allow and send question papers to two minor children of the petitioner in order to allow them to participate in the online examination for the class 2.”

“However, this order is subject to the objections of the other side. The non-applicants are at liberty to approach this court for any modification, variance or alteration of this court order till next date of hearing,” the court recorded.

Earlier a plea was moved by Advocate Mir Umar through one Parvaiza Jahan seeking a direction from court to allow her children to participate in annual examination for their class 2 in the school of Shemrock Knowledge Tree, Safakadal who have debarred her children from attending the examination due to pending tuition fees.

It was submitted before court that due to the pandemic crisis, the tuition fees of certain months had remained pending and the school authorities despite being pleaded for clearing the dues didn’t allow the children to take part in the examination.

It was stated that the said action of the school authorities was against guidelines laid down in the Right to Education Act, circulars and High Court directives.

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