Thursday, August 30, 2012


During a talk among a group while walking in the morning today, one of them was heard by me commenting: "All parties are not corrupt. Communist Parties are not corrupt. Mamta is not corrupt. West Bengal has a lowest rate of corruption" How do you like these comments? Please write.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012


SOCIAL JURIST A Civil Rights Group To, 1. The Principal, Rashtriya Virjanand Andh Kanya Vidhyalaya, J- Block, Vikaspuri, New Delhi-110018 2. The Director of Education, Govt. of N.C.T of Delhi, Old Secretariat Building, New Delhi-110054 29.08.2012 Dear Sir, Km. Sita d/o Sh. Mukh Lal and Km. Ranjana d/o Late Balram Paswan, both 100% visually impaired have approached us for taking up their cause. Both these students had been studying in Rashtriya Virjanand Andh Kanya Vidhyalaya,J- Block, Vikaspuri, New Delhi-110018 since class VI and had also been given hostel facility in the said school. The said school have appeared in class X C.B.S.E examination 2010-12 and qualified the same. The process for admission in class XI started from 09.07.2012. Both these students approached the school on 09.07.2012 for admission in class XI in the academic year 2012-13. Both the students have been denied admission despite direction by the Deputy Director of Education. The denial of admission to the said students is totally illegal, arbitrary, malafide, unjust, unethical, unfair and violative of Articles 14, 15, 21 and 38 of the Constitution of India, contrary to the law laid down by the Hon’ble Supreme Court in Cambridge School vs. Payal Gupta (1995) 5 SCC 512 and Principal, Kendriya Vidhyalaya vs. Saurabh Chaudhary ( 2009 ) 1 SCC 794, contrary to the provisions of PWD Act, 1995 and otherwise also bad in law. The said school is a Govt. aided school and is governed by the provisions of Delhi School Education Act, 1973. The said students are entitled to automatic promotion/admission in class XI in school and are also entitled to the facility of hostel as they were earlier provided with. It is unfortunate that despite clear contraventions of provisions of Delhi School Education Act, 1973 by the said school, the Director of Education has not taken any action against the school till date. It is therefore, called upon to the Principal, Rashtriya Virjanand Andh Kanya Vidhyalaya,J- Block, Vikaspuri, New Delhi-110018 to forthwith grant admission to Km. Sita and Km. Ranjana in class XI and also to provide hostel facility, failing which appropriate further legal action shall be taken against the school. Director of Education is also called upon to take appropriate action against the school failing which appropriate legal action shall be initiated also against the Director of Education. With Regards Kusum Sharma, Advocate President, Social Jurist M-09818026552

Sunday, August 26, 2012


A 12 class failed student of Kendriya Vidyalaya, I.N.A. New Delhi was denied readmission in the same school.His father after reading a news in the Delhi Newspapers that Delhi High Court has issued notice to Rukhmani Devi Jaipuria Public school which had denied readmission to its Class 12 failed student, approached to me on 19 August 2012. On 20 August (EID Holiday), I sent a phonogram to the Commissioner, KVS and the principal, KV, INA, New Delhi telling them that the denial of readmission was illegal. On 22 August evening, I got a call from the parent who informed that the school has granted re-admission to his son.


Many boy and girl students studying in double shift Delhi Government run Zenat Mahal Sr Secondary School, Jafrabad, East Delhi have informed me today on telephone that BSES has disconnected the electricity of the school since 22.08.2012 for non-payment of electricity bill amounting to Rs.22,38,383/-. Nearly 9000 students are studying in the school and are facing difficulties in their studying as their classrooms become darkrooms. The present humid climate has further added to their woes. At the same time, Hindi newspaper Rashtriya Sahara has also carried a story today highlighting the above facts. I have prepared a petition which shall be presented tomorrow in the Hon'ble Delhi High seeking directions to the school authorities as well as to BSES to forthwith restore the electricity.

Thursday, August 23, 2012


I am told by Ms. Meena Singh, parent of a disabled student studying in Bhatiya Vidya Bhawan, K.G.Road, New Delhi that there are nearly 90 students with disabilities studying in different classed in the school. She has written to me that the school is charging fee from the students with disabilities much more than what is charged from the general students and there is a difference of 38%-39% in school fee. It is submitted that the school is not entitled to charge fee and other charges from the children with disabilities more than that is charged from the general students. It is totally arbitrary and illegal. If the school would not mend itself, the matter would be taken to the Hon’ble Delhi High Court by us by way of public interest litigation to get justice for the students with disabilities. Ashok Agarwal, Advocate National President, All India Parents Association (AIPA) M-09811101923 23.08.2012 Respected Sir, As I discussed, regarding fee hike issue of Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan of Special need children, as told by you, I make a letter and a comparative statement of fee structure of general and special need children. Kindly see and advice what to do further. pl. reply. Meena Singh 9868837083

Monday, August 20, 2012

Apartheid -Unaided School Cruel and Inhuman to 7 yrs old Class 2 EWS Student - AIPA writes to Delhi CM

ALL INDIA PARENTS ASSOCIATION Aggarwal Bhawan, G.T. Road, Tis Hazari, Delhi-110054 To Hon’ble Smt. Sheila Dikshit, Chief Minister of Delhi Secretariat, I.P. Estate, Delhi -110002. 20/08/2012 Sub: Unaided School Cruel and Inhuman to 7 yrs old Class 2 EWS Student Respected Madam, We are bringing a shocking incident to your notice where an unaided recognized private school on public land has given a cruel and inhuman treatment to 7 years old class II EWS student. It is submitted that Shri Dayanand Jha (M-9213775630) r/o 12/12, Geeta Colony, Delhi-31 has complained to me that his 7 years old son Master Harsh Jha has been studying in St. Lawrence Convent Sr. Secondary School, Geeta Colony Facility Centre, Delhi-31 (Phone 011-22046100, 011-22056100) in Class II under EWS category. He stated that on 17th August 2012, around 11.30 am he received a call on his mobile from the school asking him to come to the school immediately and take his son Master Harsh back to home. It is submitted that the school did not tell the reason to the father. However, the father immediately reached to the school and found his son sitting at the reception with spoiled short. On enquiry, Master Harsh told him that he asked his teacher to permit him to go to washroom but his teacher did not allow him. As he could not control the same, he eased himself in the short. No one attended him. On the other hand, he was brought to the reception and made to wait for his parents. Letter dated 20.8.2012 of the parent is attached hereto for your ready reference. It is submitted that the aforesaid cruel and humiliating treatment was given to Master Harsh only because he belongs to EWS category. Master Harsh had earlier also complained to his father that the class teacher did not permit him to go to washroom whenever he made a request for the same. It is submitted that this school has been harassing and humiliating the EWS students/parents one way or the other right from very beginning and number of complaints have been made in this regard to the Director of Education from time to time. It is a different thing that the Director of Education has not taken any appropriate action against the school management. It is submitted that the cruelty and the humiliation to the EWS students by the school is not only unethical, illegal, unjust, anti-child, contrary to the provisions of RTE Act, 2009 but also violate the very philosophy of the Constitution of India. It is a case of apartheid. It is submitted that the school management has no moral or legal right to run the school. Therefore, it is, submitted that the public land allotted to this school should have been taken back by the Government of NCT of Delhi/DDA on account of continuous breach of the land allotment conditions. It is, therefore, requested that appropriate action may be taken against the school ensuring that the school must stop cruel and inhuman behavior towards the EWS students/parents. With regards, Ashok Agarwal, Advocate National President, AIPA M-09811101923

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Mom has no money - the police refuse to report on missing girl

DELHI POLICE HIGHHANDEDNESS - 11 yrs old girl child missing since Friday. Mayur Vihar Phase Police Station Not recording police report - It is very unfortunate that the police is not recording report of a poor woman Babita r / 0202, Jhuggie, Indira Camp, Block 28, Trilokpuri, Delhi regarding missing of her 11 years old daughter Savita since last Friday . Babita had gone to the police station yesterday for lodging the report but the duty officer told her to come tomorrow with 8 copies of the photograph of the missing girl. Babita had a photograph of Savita but Could not Have 8 copies as her employer refused to pay any money to her. Today she has gone to police station again but her report has not been lodged. Also I have talked to the Head Constable of the police station but he is telling That unless she generated eight copies of the photograph with Particular size, report cannot be recorded. She is still in the police station for lodging her report. It is not only unfortunate but Also Against the law and the directions of the Supreme Court and the High Court. Ashok Agarwal, Advocate M-09811101923 08/19/2012

Saturday, August 18, 2012


Courts are more often abusing contempt of court powers. The comments on the judiciary by the West Bengal Chief Minister have some substance. Judiciary needs to take such comments in the right perspective. All those working in or with the judicial system are one way or the other responsible for making the judicial system corrupt. Degradation in both the Bench and the Bar is quite visible which is no less a threat to the rule of law.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


Scene at 7.00 am on 15 August 2012 at G.T.Road, Tis Hazari, Delhi - A Rag-picker Child Labour - Independence Day is meaningless for him


scene at 6.30 am on 15 August 2012 at historical monument (BONTA) at North Campus (DU) - Morning Walkers celebrating Independence Day


VIOLATION OF RIGHT TO HEALTH OF OLD POOR PATIENTS - Despite provisions in The Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007 to provide medical support for senior citizens through Government hospitals or hospitals funded fully or partially by the Government, these two poor women of 70-75 yrs old suffering from eye ailment are denied free treatment by the Delhi Government run Guru Nanak Eye Hospital. The hospital is delaying operation asking these old women to first deposit Rs.5000/- each with the hospital. Are poor counted in this country except for votes?


EWS ADMISSIONS IN UNAIDED NON-MINORITY SCHOOLS UNDER RTE ACT 2009 - admission process in nursery classes for the year 2013-14 is going to start in many schools from September 2012 - parents whose wards are eligible for admission in EWS category in unaided non-minority private schools should take steps to ensure that their applications for admission should reach to the schools in time - All India Parents Association (AIPA) helpline (Mob. 9868529459) may be used for any help. AIPA chapters in different States/Districts in the country are requested to open their respective helplines to help the parents facing any kind of problem. Ashok Agarwal, Advocate National President, AIPA M-09811101923

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Unaided school denied readmission to class 12 failed student – Delhi HC notice to DOE and School

Delhi High Court (G.S.Sistani J) today issued notices to Delhi Government and Rukmani Devi Jaipuria Public School on a petition filed by student Rishabh through Advocate Ashok Agarwal seeking direction for readmission in class XII in the school in the academic year 2012-13. “The student is entitled to readmission in terms of Rule 138 of Delhi School Education Rules, 1973” argued Mr. Agarwal. The High Court has asked the government and the school to submit their replies on 22.08.2012 to explain as to why the admission was denied to the student.

Sunday, August 12, 2012


Action Cancer Hospital, Paschim Vihar, New Delhi is world state of art hospital for Cancer patients. It has 100 beds out of which 10 beds are totally free and reserved for Economically Weaker Section (EWS) patients in terms of Hon’ble Delhi High Court Orders in Social Jurist PIL case. The hospital was inspected on Saturday 12 August 2012 by the High Court appointed Monitoring Committee of which I am a member and found that the hospital is doing good job for the EWS patients suffering from Cancer. All the 10 beds were found occupied by EWS Cancer Patients at the time of inspection. The hospital is providing totally free treatment which includes PET-CT whole body, MRI Head with Contrast, PET Guide Biopsy, CT Thorax with contrast, 2D Echo, RBC, PRBC and FFP to the EWS Patients and that too without any discrimination. I would like to thank Dr. Asha Aggarwal, Medical Superintendent of the Action Cancer Hospital.

Friday, August 10, 2012


UNABLE TO PAY HOSPITAL BILL- B L Kapoor Hospital, Pusa Road, New Delhi (on Public land allotted to it on concessional rates & obliged to provide totally free treatment to EWS patients to the extent of 10% IPD & 25% OPD in terms of Delhi High Court & Supreme Court Orders) today withheld operation of 70 yrs old poor critical patient Puspa Rani suffering from MENGITIS – Contact Adv Kusum Sharma M-9818026552 or patient's son Harish M-9313880619 Ashok Agarwal, Advocate 10.08.2012 M-09811101923

Thursday, August 9, 2012


RTE helplines ringing off the hook Christin Mathew Philip TNN Chennai: Several students from economically underprivileged backgrounds have been dialling the Right to Education (RTE) Act helpline numbers,wanting toknowhowthey could getinto good private schools.According to the Right to Education (RTE) Act,which came into force from April 1,2010,25% seats are reserved for underprivileged sectionsin all private unaided schools. Several private schools in the city have notimplementedthe provision and many people have called the helpline numbers with complaints. The StateCouncilof Educational Research and Training (SCERT ) created theRTEhelpline numbers (044-28278742,28211391 ) to help implement the legislation and give needy students access to private schools.Delhi-based NGO Social Juristhas alsostarted nationalhelplines (09868529459,08826456565 ) for free legal assistance under the RTE Act to studentsfrom poor backgrounds. We have received several calls from various parts of the state, said SCERT joint director (schemes ) M Palanisamy.We are taking steps to address the complaints.We are also conducting various awareness programs for both parents andteachers. Officials of SCERT said several callers ask for documents required for admission under the RTE Act.Many students and parents also want to know the nodalofficersthey shouldcontactfor admissions and the process of reimbursementof schoolfees. Most people arestillunawareof the legislation.Many private schools claim that the RTE quota is not applicable to minority-administered schools, said a senior SCERT official.We are also getting complaints that some private schools are not allowing admission under the RTE Act.We will take every step toensurethattheRTEActis a successin thestate. Ashok Aggarwal,adviser of Social Jurist and national president of the parents association,said the national helpline has received several calls from Tamil Nadu.We are providing legal help to needy studentsseeking admission under the legislation, he said.Some callers have complained of arbitrary hikes in theschoolfeeswithout any notice. Students Federation of India (SFI ) is planning to organise campaigns across the state to promote awareness on the Act.Thefederationsstate president,K S Kanagaraj,said many private schools are flouting the RTE Act.We have been conducting variouscampaigns andseminars demanding effective implementation of thelaw, hesaid. Times of India