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Delhi HC seeks Centre`s explanation over grant to Sanskriti school

Last Updated: Thursday, October 15, 2009 - 00:05

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today
asked the Centre to file an affidavit explaining the basis of
granting funds to elite Sanskriti school run by the wives
of top bureaucrats.

A Division Bench of Chief Justice A P Shah and Justice
S Muralidhar also appointed senior lawyer Arvind Nigam as
amicus curiae to assist the court in the matter.

The Bench asked the school`s lawyer that while
children of bureaucrats or elite class study in the school
what prevented the school management from giving admission to
the children of the people who were economically weak.

"The husbands prepare notes for grant of fund to the
school run by their wives and the cabinet approves the plan,"
the Bench said and sought an affidavit by November 18.

Taking a suo motu cognisance of a media report about
the school two years ago, the Bench had issued a notice to the
school and sought an explanation.

The media report had alleged the school management
despite getting the Centre`s fund has a discriminatory
attitude towards the children.

The report said only the children of bureaucrats or
the elite class get admission in the school and the
economically weaker section people do not get any chance

Bureau Report

First Published: Thursday, October 15, 2009 - 00:05
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