Tamil Nadu

Pleas to go before Division Bench

A single Judge of the Madras High Court on Tuesday directed the Registry to post a batch of writ petitions challenging the proposed implementation of equitable education for Classes one and six from the next academic year, before a Division Bench.

Counsel appearing for the petitioners raised questions of law, including the rights of the students, parents, teachers, management, including minority management, regarding implementation of common syllabus, common textbooks and the method of teaching.

Additional Advocate-General P. Wilson submitted there were other similar writ petitions filed by parents.

Justice Paul Vasanthakumar said on the issues involved in these cases, he was of the prima facie view that the issue involved public interest and these cases should be heard by a Division Bench. He directed the Registry to place the matter before the Chief Justice.

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