Constitutional rights of Minority run schools remain unchanged
Bhopal, April 12 Supreme Court has ordered that Right to Education Act, 2009 will not be applied for the schools run by Minority Communities and for the schools which are not aided by government. Reacting on the order the Archbishop of Bhopal, Dr. Leo Cornelio said that those student who have already taken admission as per RTE Act will be continued.
From the time of the Act come into existence Isai Mahasangh and Catholic Council of Bishops had objected its misuse by the State Government. The decision by the Supreme Court and the Archbishop has been welcomed by the Isai Mahasangh.
Isai Mahasangh coordinator, Fr. Anand Muttungal said, “Christian community was never against the RTE Act, but we objected its misuse. Church will continue to provide educational services to the poor and the marginalized. The case in this regard is pending in the High Court of Jabalpur since 2011 will also be withdrawn.”
Supreme Court order strictly says that constitutional rights provided to minority run educational institutions will be protected In the case of T.M A Pai Foundation vs. Karnataka Government and Inamdar vs. Maharashtra Government the SC had already ordered that there will no interference in Minority Institutions by the state Government.
State General Secretary of Isai Mahasang, Jerry Paul said that Madhya Pradesh government, to take advantage of RTE, had appointed its representative in the management committee of Minority Institutions. We ask the Government to withdraw its orders and leave the minority run institutions undisturbed.
- John Anthony