Staff Reporter

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday pulled up the Sanskriti School management here for exercising discrimination against students belonging to economically weaker sections of society in admissions.

A Division Bench of the Court comprising Justice A.P. Shah and Justice S. Muralidhar castigated the school management when its counsel submitted that it was running an evening school for poor children.

“Why such a discrimination? You are not doing any charity. It is the public money as the school is being run by government funding,” the Bench observed.

The Bench later asked the school management to submit to it the criteria for admission of children and the basis on which it had reserved seats for poor students.

The Bench has been hearing a suo motu petition on the basis of media reports about the school getting Central grants since 2006.

The reports alleged that the school management despite getting Central funds did not give admission to children belonging to economically weaker sections of society.