Supreme Court of India refused to intervene in a petition filed seeking the deletion of particular sections in Right to Education Act, 2009 that excluded Vedic pathsalas, madarssas and institution imparting religious education from its ambit.
What was the petition about?
Right to Education Act, 2009- Officially known as The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, is an Act of the Parliament of India enacted on 4 August 2009, which describes the modalities of the importance of free and compulsory education for children between the age of 6 to 14 years in India under Article 21A of the Indian Constitution.
Section 1(4) of RTE Act, 2009- The Act doesn’t apply to minority education institutions.
Section 1(5) of RTE Act, 2009- The Act doesn’t apply to Vedic Pathsalas, Madarssas and Institutions imparting religious education.
Provision of Indian Constitution discussed above:
Article 14- Right to equality and equal protection of law
Article 15- Prohibition of discrimination
Article 16- Right to equal opportunity in the matter of public employment
Article 21- Right to Life and Personal Liberty
Article 21A- Right to Education
What was the response of the Supreme Court?
Verifying, please be patient.