HC lifts bar on pregnant student OUR LEGAL REPORTER The Telegraph Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Calcutta, Nov. 29: The high court today rejected the decision of a private primary teachers' training institute to prevent a married student from attending classes because of her pregnancy and upheld its earlier observation that every mature woman had the right to attain motherhood. Tanusree Halder, 23, sought justice after the authorities of Goksai Aurobindo Sangha Primary Teachers' Training Institute at Chandrakona in West Midnapore, 180 km from Calcutta, decided to strike off her name from the register because she was pregnant. The petitioner is an adult and married. She has every right to attain motherhood. One cannot take away this right from a mature woman by framing rules and regulations, Justice Soumitra Pal said.
The court is hereby directing the principal of the Goksai Aurobindo Sangha Primary Teachers' Training Institute to allow the petitioner to attend her classes in the present session (2005-2006) immediately,? Justice Pal ordered. Tanusree, a resident of Garbeta in West Midnapore, 20 km from the institute, had completed MSc in zoology from Vidyasagar University with first-class marks.