The principal said his admission is withheld since his uncle participated in the strike against the hike in tuition fees.
KOCHI: A four-year-old boy on Friday approached the Kerala High Court against the denial of admission to LKG class by the principal of Al-Hind Public School in Aluva, run by Pengattussery Jama-ath Educational and Charitable Trust, allegedly wreaking vengeance on the ground that his uncle participated in a strike against the hike of tuition fee along with other parents. The court issued notice to the school and posted for hearing on Thursday.
The petitioner, represented by his father, T A Muhammed Abi, submitted that his sister and brother are studying in the same school, and his uncle’s children are also studying there.
The petition stated that the principal of the school asked him to appear for admission, and he appeared on May 18 at 3.30 pm. However, the principal said his admission is withheld since his uncle participated in the strike against the hike in tuition fees.
The petition further alleged that Pengattussery Jama-ath trust chairman and school manager are on inimical terms with his father with regard to election and other matters relating to the Jama-ath. The authorities’ conduct violates the educational right guaranteed under the Constitution of India. Hence it is illegal.
The boy’s father sent a complaint to the regional officer of CBSE, Thiruvananthapuram, requesting to issue directions to the management to provide admission to the LKG class. But no action has been taken. Hence he approached the court seeking a directive to give him admission to the school.