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HC comes to school’s rescue

Delhi High Court on Tuesday came to the rescue of the Capital’s oldest educational institution. The Anglo Arabic School at Ajmeri Gate had been struggling to maintain its dignity since April owing to harassment of its students and female teachers by anti-social elements from surrounding areas.

delhi Updated: Jul 21, 2009 23:57 IST
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Delhi High Court on Tuesday came to the rescue of the Capital’s oldest educational institution.

The Anglo Arabic School at Ajmeri Gate had been struggling to maintain its dignity since April owing to harassment of its students and female teachers by anti-social elements from surrounding areas. Female students from conservative Muslim families, enrolled at a polytechnic which functions from the its 300-year-old premises, had stopped attending classes.

The source of inconvenience was a managing committee created by the Delhi Waqf Board for the Dargah Hafiz Sadullah, Nakshbandi, situated inside the school’s premises, on May 25.

The committee — consisting of former members of the Delhi Waqf Board and residents of surrounding areas with alleged vested interests — had issued orders providing round-the-clock access to those wishing to offer prayers at the said dargah. These pilgrims disturbed the students during classes.

The Delhi Education Society, the sole arbiter as far as maintaining the premises of the school is concerned had filed a writ petition quoting from a July 8 HT report.

The high court took cognisance of the school complex’s historical legacy and importance to the city and stayed the resolution of the Delhi Waqf Board till October 27.