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Can’t Violate Minor’s Fundamental Right To Be Educated For Father’s Fraudulent Claim Under RTE Act: Allahabad High Court

[01 February 2022] The Allahabad High Court has observed that a minor’s right to be educated can’t be violated on account of his/her father’s fraudulent claim under the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 (RTE Act).

The Bench of Justice Saumitra Dayal Singh was hearing a writ plea moved on behalf of an 8-year-old, Nikhil Upadhyay, whose name had been struck off from the list of beneficiaries under the RTE Act due to a fraudulent claim of his father for minor’s free education under the ACT.