Gwalior: The Gwalior bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court on Thursday rejected the plea of a seven-year-old Anshuman Singh Tomar (class 3rd student), seeking permission to appear in MP Board High School examination.

The court had sought reports from the education department about Anshuman’s mental status and educational qualifications before further hearings. Justice NK Modi on Thursday after examining the reports tabled by the District Education Officer rejected his plea.

The report was developed on the basis of marks scored by Anshuman in six different subjects conducted by six teachers. The report claimed that Anshuman is an extra ordinary student but he is not eligible to appear in the high school examinations at this stage.

However, advocate Surendra Singh, Anshuman’s counsel argued that his talent can’t be calculated on the basis of combined examinations taken by the concerned department. He further accused teachers for deliberately creating pressure on Anshuman due which he failed to meet the desired criteria for the purpose.

At last, the court said, if Anshuman is allowed to appear in the high school examination, then it might affect his mental growth and his progress rate as well.

(JPN/Bureau)