Notice to KV for not admitting student

Delhi high court has issued a notice to Kendriya Vidyalaya Keshavpuram seeking a response on an allegation that it had denied admission to its own student in class XI after he failed to secure good grades in the class X board examinations.

Justice M C Garg sought response from the school principal by June 28 after a petition was filed by Aditya Sajwal, alleging that the school refused to give admission to him in the commerce stream as his class X marks were lower than the cut-off set by the institution. Sajwal, who has been studying in KV Keshavpuram since 2005, had secured grade D in the board examination.

The petition, filed though his counsel Ravi Bassi, stated that 17-year-old Sajwal was told that he would not get admission in any stream and he should seek admission elsewhere. ‘‘A school has no right to refuse admission to its own student in higher classes. The refusal is illegal and in violation of our Right to Education,’’ the petition said. Admitting his plea, the court sought response from the principal of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Keshavpuram and the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan on the denial of admission.

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