Delhi HC rejects plea against winding up Maulana Azad Education Foundation


PTI, Apr 16, 2024, 6:15 PM IST

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday upheld the Centre’s decision to dissolve the Maulana Azad Education Foundation (MAEF), which was set up in 1989 for promoting education among educationally backward minorities, holding there was no impropriety or irregularity in arriving at it.

A bench headed by Acting Chief Justice Manmohan dismissed a PIL by Syeda Saiyidain Hameed, John Dayal and Daya Singh and said several welfare programmes for the minority communities are being carried out devotedly by the Ministry of Minority Affairs and it could not be said that the interest of the minority communities was being hampered due to the dissolution.

Maintaining that the decision to dissolve the MAEF was “well considered” and in accordance with the legal framework, the said it cannot sit in appeal and examine the appropriateness of a policy of the government.

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