Delhi HC asks state to grant admission to children of HIV affected couple in school [Read Order]

Delhi HC asks state to grant admission to children of HIV affected couple in school [Read Order]

Delhi High Court has directed the State Government to grant admission to two minor children of a HIV affected couple in any Senior Secondary School in the vicinity of Aaya Nagar, New Delhi.

The writ petition was filed seeking a direction to the Financier to take back the vehicle of the 1st petitioner (father) in full and final settlement as well as a direction to the state to provide financial and educational assistance for the upbringing of petitioners No.3 and 4 (Children) in accordance with the National Child Policy and Article 21 of the Constitution of India.

During the pendency of writ petition, the dispute with financier was amicably settled. The Counsel contended that petitioner No.1 and his wife petitioner No.2 tested Positive for HIV and could not look after their business of plying of the truck. He further stated that as of now a significant amount of petitioner’s income is spent on medication and treatment. He also stated that their minor children are at the risk of being abused and neglected if left to fend for themselves.

The Court, considering the circumstances, directed the Delhi Government to grant admission to the children in any senior secondary school. The Counsel for petitioners was also asked to file an application before the Child welfare committee to avail assistance of Rs.2000/- per month per child.

Read the order here.