HC allows Khalsa college to start counselling, admission after July 21

The college was granted minority status in 2011 and this was challenged by the teachers as well as Delhi University (DU) on whose plea a stay was granted by the high court in 2012

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:June 20, 2016 5:11 pm

The Delhi High Court in an interim order has allowed Delhi University’s Guru Teg Bahadur Khalsa College to commence its counselling process but said it cannot admit students till July 21 when a plea by some teachers against its minority status would be heard.

Justice Sunil Gaur passed the order on the plea of some teachers, who have challenged the order of the National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions, which granted minority status to the college, on the ground that it would affect the interests of SC/ST students.

The college was granted minority status in 2011 and this was challenged by the teachers as well as Delhi University (DU) on whose plea a stay was granted by the high court in 2012, according to the petition filed by the teachers.

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As per the plea, DU had withdrawn its petition in July last year saying it had no objection to the minority status granted to the college.

The issue of whether the college would be bound by the SC/ST Reservation Act would be heard by the court on July 21.

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