HC issues notice to Centre, Delhi govt on PIL challenging RTE Act’s provision

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The Delhi High Court has issued a notice to the Center and the Delhi government in a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) challenging the provisions of the Right to Education Act (RTE) 2009.

The petition filed by lawyer Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay has challenged the RTE Act 2009 and demanded the introduction of a general curriculum and syllabus for children across the country. The petitioner sought directions to bring madrasas, Vedic schools and educational institutions under its purview. Law.

A bench of Justice DN Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh sought response from the Central Government and Delhi Government and listed the matter for March 30, 2022.

According to the petition, sections 1 (4) and 1 (5) deprive the educational excellence of madrasas, Vedic schools and educational institutions providing religious education. Consequently, the petition seeks directions to declare the relevant sections of the Right to Education Act, 2009 arbitrarily unreasonable and in violation of Articles 14, 15, 16, 21, 21A of the Constitution.

The petition was moved by Ashwini Upadhyay in the Delhi High Court after the Supreme Court refused to hear the matter and advised the petitioner to go to the High Court.

The petition further added that children’s rights should not be limited to free and compulsory education but should be extended to equal quality education without discrimination in socio-economic, religious-cultural background so general curriculum and syllabus is essential for all children.

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