The High Court on Tuesday directed authorities of the Viqarunnisa Noon School and College to admit 19 twins to class one, who were refused admission in the 2021 academic session.
A virtual bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman passed the order after hearing on a writ petition.
The 19 twin children were among those who applied for admission in class one at Viqarunnisa Noon School and College in the academic year of 2021.
However, the school authorities enrolled one of the twins and denied admission for another. Later, the parents submitted an application to the school authorities and ministry of Education to admit both the 19 twins.
Afterwards, the parents of the twins filed a writ petition as the authorities were not taking any action in this regard.
Barrister Tasmia Pradhan appeared for the writ petitioners while Deputy Attorney General Bipul Bagmar was present at the hearing on behalf of the state.
Tasmia Pradhan said, “It is very important for the twins to be together for healthy mental growth and development. If they are kept separate in a different atmosphere, they suffer from a kind of mental problem. It has a negative effect on them.”