Important cases heard in the Delhi High Court on Tuesday, May 16:
* HC upheld the life term awarded to a man for kidnapping and murdering a two-year-old girl in Delhi in 2016.
* HC sought the response of Delhi government, CBSE and NHRC on a petition challenging certain provisions of the Right to Education Act, 2009 for being “arbitrary and irrational” and seeking a common syllabus and curriculum for students of classes 1 to 8 across the country, including madrasas and vedic pathshalas.
* HC has expressed concern over incidents wherein innocent people are cheated with the promise of providing government jobs and refused to grant anticipatory bail to a woman accused of posing as a senior police officer and giving fake training to victims of such a fraud.
* HC said the issue of introducing legal studies as a subject in schools falls within the domain of authorities dealing with academic policy-making, which includes considering the subjects to be offered to students as well as standards and quality of education.
* HC said it would hear on May 24 a plea by Jesus and Mary College challenging a notification by Delhi University insisting on admissions under minority quota solely on the basis of Common University Entrance Test scores, without any interviews.