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Admission denial to 7-yr-old: Views of HRD ministry sought

Press Trust of India  |  Kochi 

: Kerala High Court has sought the views of the Union HRD Ministry and Principals of six Kendriya Vidyalayas here on a petition filed by a seven-year-old girl, who was denied admission to the first standard.

The petitioner, Aiswaraya Shankar, represented by her father, stated that she was denied admission in violation of the provisions of Right to Education act.

Justice A M Shaffique, before whom the petition came up, today, posted the case to June 16.

The Principals of various Kendriya Vidyalayas in Kochi have been made respondents in the case.

According to the petitioner, she had applied for admission in the KVs here, but was denied a seat, which was a violation of Section 3 of Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009.

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First Published: Fri, June 13 2014. 15:37 IST