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HC seeks govt, MCD reply over dismal conditions in schools

HC seeks govt, MCD reply over dismal conditions in schools

Express news service : New Delhi, Thu Sep 20 2012, 00:27 hrs

The city government and the MCD were on Wednesday asked by the Delhi High Court to respond to a plea which raised issues ranging from corporal punishment to infrastructure and quality of teaching in the schools run by the government and the civic agency here.
A division bench of Acting Chief Justice A K Sikri and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw issued notice to the Directorate of Education and the MCD and sought their replies by November 7 on an application filed by advocate Ashok Agarwal on behalf of the students of the government and the MCD-run schools in Madanpur Khadar.
The counsel submitted to the bench that the students were mercilessly beaten up by teachers, who rarely took classes.
He added the infrastructures in these schools too were in a dismal state.
"The students are consistently abused and beaten with canes. Some teachers fling shoes at students for pointing out their mistakes. Others are beaten up for using the teachers' toilets...," the peition said.
The petition said that 140-150 students are accommodated in one classroom which didn't have more than 20-30 benches. It said the classrooms had broken ceilings through which rainwater seeped in.
According to the plea, the students of the two government schools, Rama Krishna Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya and Sarvodya Kanya Vidyalaya and two MCD schools, primary boys and girls schools, had sent post cards to the Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court highlighting the problem faced by them.

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