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Row over Viveka Memorial! HC dismisses writ petition of Maharani’s NTMS students

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Mysuru: In a major set back to the ongoing movement by a section of activists to save Maharani’s NTM School, High Court of Karnataka on Tuesday dismissed a writ petition filed by the students.

A writ petition (WP 1017/2021) was filed by 20 students of Maharani NTM School before the High Court of Karnataka against the State Government and Sri Ramakrishna Ashrama alleging that the shifting of NTM School, infringes upon their fundamental Right to Education and they had also challenged the transfer of land to Ramakrishna Ashrama vide G.O dated 09.01.2013.

The said Writ Petition has been dismissed by the High Court of Karnataka today.

In view of the dismissal of the above Writ Petition, all the contentions that the students had raised in the above Writ Petition have been rejected by the High Court.

In view of the above, there is no impediment for the State to implement the G.O. dated 09.01.2013 and subsequent orders passed, as stated by Ramakrishna Ashrama President Swami Mukthidananda.

The advocate of the Ashrama had brought it to the notice of the court that the students were coming to the school from a distance as far as 10 to 12 km.

Taking cognisance of the matter, the apex court of the State is also learnt to have issued directions to study at nearby schools. Moreover, it has been clarified that claiming right to study in a particular school cannot be called as Fundamental Right.

The bone of contention is about building Viveka Memorial at the school site that is constantly being opposed by the activists who are in favour of the school.

– Team Mysoorunews

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