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SC upholds validity of Right to Education Act

The Supreme Court today upheld the constitutional validity of the Right to Education Act that reserves 25 per cent free seats to poor students in government and private unaided schools, except minority institutions. The majority view, held by a three-judge bench headed by chief justice S H Kapadia, clarified the judgment would apply prospectively, and admissions already made would not be affected. The Act was passed after amending the Constitution and inserting Article 21(A) in the fundamental rights chapter. The law says the state shall provide free and compulsory education to all children ...