Kantipur-HISSAN education fair gets go-ahead from courtAllowing the resumption of the fair, the Patan High Court also ordered the Kathmandu Metropolitan City to return all confiscated materials.
The Patan High Court has issued an interim order asking the Kathmandu Metropolitan City not to intervene in the Kantipur-HISSAN education fair.
A division bench of judges Tek Prasad Dhungana and Ramesh Dhakal issued the order on Wednesday, clearing the way for the resumption of the education fair that had been abruptly stopped by the Kathmandu Metropolitan City on June 15.
The court also stated that the fair would be organised for three days starting from June 23. The court has said the abrupt disruption of the event and confiscation of materials used in the fare was invalid prima facie.
“The court orders the metropolis to return all the confiscated materials to the event organisers and not to obstruct or interfere with the education fair,” reads the court order.
The education department of the metropolitan office had argued the event had to be stopped since it was organised before the publication of the results of School Education Examinations (SEE) and grade 12.
However, event convenor Tanka Raj Acharya, who is also vice-chair of HISSAN, said they were only providing information as sought by the students and their parents about the courses and colleges.