New Delhi, Dec. 3 -- The Delhi High Court on Monday granted interim relief to a class 9 student who had moved court challenging his school principal's decision to bar him from attending classes after he was seen smoking hookah in a video with another friend at a birthday party.

Justice Rajiv Shakdher sought the response of the Delhi government and the school authorities on the plea filed through advocate Ashok Agarwal after he was disallowed to attend classes since October 18.

In his plea, the boy belonging to the economically weaker sections (EWS) said he was attending classes till October 8 after which he was disallowed on the alleged grounds that he was seen smoking hookah in a video of August 2019.

Appearing for the petitioner, Agarw...