The Delhi High Court on Wednesday refused to take up the nursery admission issue saying the Supreme Court has stayed the order and “we can’t touch it” unless a clarification is issued by the apex court.

A Bench of Acting Chief Justice B. D. Ahmed and Justice S. Mridul asked the parents falling in the inter-State transfer category to get clarification from the apex court on whether the High Court can take up their issue.

The IST category parents represented by senior advocate Nidhesh Gupta suggested to the court that the number of seats in nursery classes in the schools be increased to adjust the transfer category students.

The Bench, however, said: “We will allow if you can get clarification from the Supreme Court on whether we can take up the matter.”

On April 11, the apex court had stayed the Delhi High Court order on going ahead with the admission process of those children who have been selected in the draws prior to scrapping of the IST category by the Delhi government through its February 27 notification.

The High Court in its April 3 interim order had directed that the parents of children, who applied and were selected in draw of lots for neighbourhood and other categories, may go ahead with admission process like paying of fees, etc.

The High Court had not passed any order regarding the fate of the seats vacated by the IST category and had deferred the issue till April 16.

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