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Delhi High Court Issues Notices to Centre and Delhi Govt On Ashwini Upadhyay’s PIL to bring Madarsas, Vedic Schools under RTE; Next Hearing 15 July

Lawstreet Journal 31 Mar 2022 8:41am

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary Delhi High Court Issues Notices to Centre and Delhi Govt On Ashwini Upadhyay’s PIL to bring Madarsas, Vedic Schools under RTE; Next Hearing 15 July

The Chief Justice Court on Wednesday (30 March 2022), granted four weeks to file Counter and two weeks to file Rejoinder. Advocate Manish Mohan appeared on behalf of Centre and informed the Court that the Counter is in the final stages of vetting. The Court accordingly set the next date of hearing on 15 July 2022. 

On February 22, a notice had been sent by the Delhi High Court to the Central Government and Delhi state government following a PIL seeking answers on certain provisions of the Right to Education Act (RTE), 2009. 

The Public Interest Litigation was filed in the High Court which demanded a common syllabus in all institutions imparting religious education. The PIL thus, sought uniformity in curriculum in all such setups formed under the umbrella of linguistic/ religious bracket. 

The petition moved by BJP leader and Advocate Shri Ashwini Upadhyay challenged sections 1(4) and 1(5) of the Right to Education Act, stating they were unconstitutional. In the petition, the relevant sections have been challenged with Articles 14, 15, 16, 21, 21A of the Constitution stating those (sections 1(4) and 1(5) of the Right to Education Act) as ‘arbitrarily irrational’ and ‘violative of the principles of the Constitution.

The hallmark of the compulsory education system is syllabus and curriculum which must be equally and uniformly applied across the board, so as to ensure conditions, in which each child are placed on an equal playing field, competent to take on the challenges of real-world and empowered to… Continue Reading...


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