Ghaziabad DPS expels student as father moves court against fee hike

Ghaziabad: Delhi Public School (Vasundhara) in Ghaziabad has expelled a class 7 student after her father filed a petition in Allahabad High Court against an "arbitrary" fee hike by the school, alleged the father on Monday.

Ananya Bhatnagar was on Friday handed over her Transfer Certificate and asked to leave the school.

The school management could not be contacted on Saturday and Sunday, but when Ananya went to the school on Monday, she was stopped at the main gate. 

The school principal also refused to meet her father Neeraj Bhatnagar, who is an office bearer of a parents' body "Abhibhavak Sangh".

"We will protest the illegal act of the school with full strength on Tuesday and would file a complaint against the school and its authoritarian attitude. This illegal act would ruin the life of the student in a mid-session transfer," Neeraj Bhatnagar said.

Sources in the school management said the school refused to accept the student as her father "defamed" the school by filing a petition. 

"Recently, a class 9 student Priyanshi committed suicide over non-payment of her school fee. Such tendencies of schools are harmful to the society," said academician Prof T.P. Singh.