Mumbai school refuses admission to widow’s son, high court judge offers to pay fees

Mumbai, June 25: A Judge of the Bombay High Court has asked a school to consider giving admission to a student in Junior KG on payment of Rs 10,500 fees in installments as his widowed mother cannot afford to give the entire amount at one go, failing which he offered to pay from his own pocket.

Justice V M Kanade, sitting in a division bench along with Justice M S Sonak, at a hearing on Friday, asked Lokmanya Tilak High School at Tilak Nagar in Chembur to allow the mother of the four-year-old child pay the fees in instalments as she cannot afford to pay the entire amount immediately.

“Please consider this or else I would pay…let the child be not deprived of getting education,” said Kanade, the seniormost HC Judge after the Chief Justice.

He was hearing a petition filed by the child’s mother who is seeking admission for her son in the school.