Gurugram and Mewat: So close yet so far

The NITI Aayog rates Mewat (adjoining Gurugram) in Haryana as the most backward district of India. Mewat has a substantial population of Pasmanda Muslims. According to a report of the Haryana Education Department, Mewat has been the worst performer among all the districts of Haryana, writes Sumit Chahal

On 6 April 2022, the Supreme Court made a very telling comment on the Right to Education (RTE) Act. A division bench of Justices Shripathi Ravindra Bhat, U.U. Lalit and P. S. Narasimha said that while proposing any programme, the government should take its financial implications into account. The bench noted that the Right to Education Act was a classic example of what happens when this is not done. The law has been promulgated but there aren’t enough schools to ensure its implementation.

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