The Delhi High Court had allowed schools to begin admitting toddlers, who were selected in draw of lots.

A bench headed by Acting Chief Justice B D Ahmed, which heard two separate petitions for almost the whole day, passed its interim order in the evening saying, "Appellants, who have 70 points under neighbourhood criteria and were selected in the draw of lots, will not be disturbed. They will be given the admission."

It, however, clarified that those kids who emerged winner in the draw of lots in more than one school, shall have to choose one school and will have to relinquish other seats on or before April 9. Otherwise, they shall lose the right of admission in any of them.

However, the Supreme Court stayed the admissions on a petition filed by parents who challenged the

High Court’s order, saying the children who have shifted from a different state to Delhi will get no quota.

The Delhi High Court had earlier in February this year ordered scrapping of transfer points and later ordered a fresh draw of lots. This order was challenged by parents, whose wards had already secured admissions.

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