Shocking Video Clippings -Students from poor families forced by school teachers to prepare tea and to clean utensils in MCD primary School
ALL INDIA PARENTS ASSOCIATION (AIPA)
AGARWAL BHAWAN, G.T.ROAD, TIS HAZARI, DELHI-110054
National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR)
5th Floor, Chandralok Building, Janpath, New Delhi-110001
Sub- Shocking Video Clippings -Students from poor families forced by school teachers to prepare tea and to clean utensils in MCD primary School, Barwala, Delhi
The four video clippings submitted with present complaint depict that inhuman treatment is meted out to the students who are forced by the highly insensitive school teachers to prepare tea for the teachers and also to clean utensils in MCD Primary School Barwala, Delhi. These video clippings have been recorded by a teacher of the same school namely, Praveen Dabas and handed over to me after the erring teachers continued with the pernicious practice of forcing students belonging to lower caste and to poor families to work like this despite repeated protests by Praveen Dabas. It is submitted that the above said video clippings were recorded during the span of last 3 months by Praveen Dabas.
It is shocking to note that the students were even called during the holiday by the teachers in school for the sole purpose of putting them to prepare tea and to clean the utensils. It is submitted that though the video clippings pertain to what was happening in a particular school run by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi but such pernicious practice is quite prevalent in the most of the state run schools all over the country. Most of the teachers working in such schools belong to upper caste whereas almost all the students studying in such schools belong to lower castes. The students have been humiliated merely because they are economically poor and belong to lower caste.
It is submitted that though the parents of such exploited students are unhappy with the school on account of such happenings but as they are poor and voiceless, they ordinarily don’t come forward to lodge complaint against the school. It is submitted that one of the girl student appearing in the video clippings has even undergone over five times operations as she had met with a road accident but the cruel teachers are least concerned about the health, care and safety of these young students.
It is submitted that the aforesaid act on the part of the erring teachers (for which the principal of the school being head of the school is also responsible) are in clear violation of human and fundamental rights of these victimisized and harassed students. The poor parents send their wards to school for studies but the cruel and insensitive teachers instead of imparting education to them, abuse and exploit them in whatever way they wish. Such acts on the part of the erring teachers are derogatory, inhuman, humiliating, anti-child and in violation of the Right to Free & Compulsory Education Act, 2009.
It is submitted that despite the fact that the above facts were brought to the notice of the Additional Director (Education) of the MCD, till date no action has been taken in the matter. It is also submitted that NDTV 24X7 has also telecasted these video clippings on the Friday, 04 May 2012.
It is a very serious matter. It is, therefore, requested that matter may be investigated by the NCPCR on urgent basis and all the erring officials must be brought to book and be punished in accordance with law.
Ashok Agarwal, Advocate,
Nation President, AIPA
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