No relief from HC to the girl who was expelled from school
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Last Updated: Wednesday, July 07, 2010, 23:05
Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today dismissed the petition filed by a Std 9th student a school in suburban Goregaon challenging her expulsion.

Division bench of Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice S C Dharmadhikari held that continuing in the same school would be "more traumatic" for Adhishree Gopakrishnan, the student-petitioner.

Judges said that they were dismissing her plea that she be re-admitted "from viewpoint of her (own) welfare".

Vibgyor school refused to grant admission to Adhishree in the current academic year. In court, the school's lawyer said that she herself was not at fault, but her mother's behaviour in the past three years had "vitiated the atmosphere" in the school.

Her mother is a party to another petition filed by some parents, challenging the fee hike by the school, and Adhishree's lawyer had claimed that the girl was being "punished" for this.

School authorities, on the other hand, said that this was not the reason, because the litigation had been going on since 2007. Her mother had always been filing complaints against the school to various authorities which had made it difficult for them to run the school, Vibgyor's lawyer had claimed.


First Published: Wednesday, July 07, 2010, 23:05

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