November 20, 2006, 12:00 am
In a historic decision, Delhi High Court ruled that it is the prerogative of school managements to deny admission to a student seeking a particular stream, even if seats are vacant. The Court also said that such actions on the part of the school authorities would not be considered as discriminatory.
Hearing the plea filed by DPS Mathura Road, the division bench of the High court comprised of the Chief Justice Markandey Katju and Justice Madan B.Lokur, said, �In our opinion, it is not necessary that there must be a statutory sanction for imposing such cut-offs. The school is free to take such policy decision as it deems fit for maintaining its standards and reputation.� By announcing the verdict, the court also overruled its earlier order by a single judge bench.