Monday, August 20, 2012

Apartheid -Unaided School Cruel and Inhuman to 7 yrs old Class 2 EWS Student - AIPA writes to Delhi CM

ALL INDIA PARENTS ASSOCIATION Aggarwal Bhawan, G.T. Road, Tis Hazari, Delhi-110054 To Hon’ble Smt. Sheila Dikshit, Chief Minister of Delhi Secretariat, I.P. Estate, Delhi -110002. 20/08/2012 Sub: Unaided School Cruel and Inhuman to 7 yrs old Class 2 EWS Student Respected Madam, We are bringing a shocking incident to your notice where an unaided recognized private school on public land has given a cruel and inhuman treatment to 7 years old class II EWS student. It is submitted that Shri Dayanand Jha (M-9213775630) r/o 12/12, Geeta Colony, Delhi-31 has complained to me that his 7 years old son Master Harsh Jha has been studying in St. Lawrence Convent Sr. Secondary School, Geeta Colony Facility Centre, Delhi-31 (Phone 011-22046100, 011-22056100) in Class II under EWS category. He stated that on 17th August 2012, around 11.30 am he received a call on his mobile from the school asking him to come to the school immediately and take his son Master Harsh back to home. It is submitted that the school did not tell the reason to the father. However, the father immediately reached to the school and found his son sitting at the reception with spoiled short. On enquiry, Master Harsh told him that he asked his teacher to permit him to go to washroom but his teacher did not allow him. As he could not control the same, he eased himself in the short. No one attended him. On the other hand, he was brought to the reception and made to wait for his parents. Letter dated 20.8.2012 of the parent is attached hereto for your ready reference. It is submitted that the aforesaid cruel and humiliating treatment was given to Master Harsh only because he belongs to EWS category. Master Harsh had earlier also complained to his father that the class teacher did not permit him to go to washroom whenever he made a request for the same. It is submitted that this school has been harassing and humiliating the EWS students/parents one way or the other right from very beginning and number of complaints have been made in this regard to the Director of Education from time to time. It is a different thing that the Director of Education has not taken any appropriate action against the school management. It is submitted that the cruelty and the humiliation to the EWS students by the school is not only unethical, illegal, unjust, anti-child, contrary to the provisions of RTE Act, 2009 but also violate the very philosophy of the Constitution of India. It is a case of apartheid. It is submitted that the school management has no moral or legal right to run the school. Therefore, it is, submitted that the public land allotted to this school should have been taken back by the Government of NCT of Delhi/DDA on account of continuous breach of the land allotment conditions. It is, therefore, requested that appropriate action may be taken against the school ensuring that the school must stop cruel and inhuman behavior towards the EWS students/parents. With regards, Ashok Agarwal, Advocate National President, AIPA M-09811101923

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