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A Delhi government school in Patpargarh has allegedly denied admission to three young Muslim girls in the age group of 6-7 years, citing unavailability of seats for them.
Three students Nasima Khatoon, Shenaj and Jasmeen – all residents of I.P. Extension in Patparganj- were “illegally denied” admission by nearby Sarvodya Kanya Vidyayala on the pretext that it “does not have seats for them.”
Parents of the grieving students have approached All India Parents’ Association (AIPA) office for its intervention in the matter.
National President of AIPA, Adv. Ashok Agarwal, has considered the appeal and wrote a letter to Prof. Kiran Walia, Education Minister in the Government of NCT of Delhi for her ‘urgent’ intervention.
In the letter Adv. Agarwal expressed his discomfort saying, “it is all shocking that despite Constitutional Guarantee to these children, a State-run school has denied them admission.”
“It appears that the Government is least interested in the education of the children belonging to the minority community like Muslim, otherwise it would not have happened,” he added.
“It is a very serious matter. Even after 65 years of independence and three years of RTE Act, 2009, the government schools are still not sensitive and child-friendly.”