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Denied certificates, widow moves court

delhi Updated: Aug 23, 2011 00:26 IST

A poor widow, who is being denied mark sheet and other certificates of her son because of non-payment of fees, has approached the Delhi High Court seeking direction to the private school for getting documents.

Rekha in her petition has pleaded before the court that Guru Harkishan Public School be directed to release mark sheet and transfer certificate so that she could get her son admitted to government school as it is difficult to pay tuition fee after the death of her husband. She submitted that arrears of Rs 52,000, which accumulated due to non-payment of school fee due to financial hardship, should be waived off.

Rekha said she has even requested the school authority time and again for grant of full concession to her son studying in class seven as she is a poor widow unable to bear the burden of fees but was refused by the authority.

“She has not been in a position to afford the school fees at all and has been requesting the school to grant full fee concession to her son Abhishek till he completes Class XII. She had been running from pillar to post for grant of full fee concession to her son Abhishek but did not succeed,” she said in her petition filed through her counsel Ashok Agarwal.

Rekha has also said that she is not in a position to pay school fees as her husband died in 2008 and she casually gets work of stitching clothes and earns Rs 3,000 a month.

She submitted that the act of the school is in violation of Abhishek’s fundamental right to education.