Delhi High Court (HC) has refused to consider an
appeal against its single judge decision for granting minority status and
allowing Delhi University's Khalsa College to begin its admission process for
this academic year.
The college was granted minority status in 2011,
which was then challenged by teachers as well as DU on whose plea a stay was
granted by the High Court in 2012, according to the petition filed by the teachers.
DU had withdrawn its petition earlier and the court's order came on a plea by
the teachers who had claimed that if admissions under the minority status were
allowed, their service conditions would be affected. They had also challenged
the grant of minority status on the grounds that it would affect the interests
of SC/ST students. The court asked the teachers who filed the petition, that, "How
are the teachers of the college affected if students are given admission under
the minority status?"
A bench of justices comprising, V Kameswar Rao and
I S Mehta said that the appeal by a teacher who claims that if the admissions
under the minority status are allowed, her service conditions would be
affected, has no focus for the appeal. "You show us that because of
minority status, your service conditions are affected. In any case you will
have no problem. Let the person who is affected or aggrieved be it students or
the teachers to come before us. As of today you do not have focus to file this
appeal," the bench added.
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