Justice Chandra Dhari Singh, Delhi High Court
Justice Chandra Dhari Singh, Delhi High Court

If minority institution chooses qualified person from minority community to lead, courts can't go into merits of choice: Delhi High Court

The Court was hearing a plea challenging the decision of a Delhi based Nutan Marathi Senior Secondary School, a linguistic minority institution, to appoint one Shubhada Bapat as its vice-principal.

The Delhi High Court has held that once a minority educational institution makes a conscious choice of a qualified person from the “minority community” to lead the institution, then the court cannot go into the merits of the choice or the rationality and propriety of the process of it [Birpal Singh v Nutan Marathi Senior Secondary School & Ors].

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