Supreme Court issues fresh notice to MP school on beard sporting row

Published: Friday, September 11, 2009, 14:01 [IST]
 

New Delhi, Sep 11 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Friday issued a fresh notice to Niramla Convent Higher Secondary School in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh on a Muslim student's right to sport a beard.

Earlier, Nirmala Convent Higher Secondary School a government-aided minority Institution terminated Mohd Salim a class 10th student from the school for sporting beard.

Salim, refused to shave his beard on religious grounds

A Bench of the apex court consisting of Justices B N Agrawal and G S Singhvi termed the school's decision to remove the student as ridiculous.

The bench issued the fresh notice to the school authorities after another bench of the apex court consisting of Justices R V Raveendran and Markandey Katju refused to continue the hearing of the plea.

Justice Katju's statement during the hearing of the petition sparked off a controversy.

Earlier, the Madhya Pradesh High Court also dismissed the petition filed by Salim questioning the decision of the school administration. (ANI)


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