Yesterday morning about 40plus parents from across the various schools in Hyderabad gathered opp Green Park Hotel (Country Oven), Ameerpet to protest against no action by any government authority of the ruthless action taken by Niraj school management in issuing TCs to about 80 students for the only reason "their parents protested against fee hikes last year". This has been widely covered by media (TV & print). Due to morning traffic rush & that the CMs convoy was passing through this road, the police took about 10 parents along with activists from Loksatta & Congress (who came up in support of the cause) under preventive custody & released later.
This is the 1st of such protests planned & would intensify should the government restrict in releasing statements to press & show no action. For over last few months the citizens of this country & the UPAs government is gungho on RTE & how could government be so insensitive to such protests happening across ? Today its unfortunate that government has interest & power to take decisions in controlling such expensive professional & higher education & doesn't care a damn for primary/school education?
Lets take a cue from what governments in Tamil Nadu, Maharastra & New Delhi are trying to do ? GO MS 91 whic has come with such a fanfare is lying idle for want of judgement in the High Court,w ith almost no vision of when some light could be thrown ?
How long would parents take it ???
Sakshi Telugu Paper | 25th June 2010 | Hyderabad Banjara Hills Edition Page 1
Andhra Jyothy Telugu News Paper | 25th June 2010 | Hyderabad district edition | Page 6
DEO orders action on Niraj schoolJune 25th, 2010
June 24: The District Education Officer, Mr Jagannath Reddy, said he has told the government to take action against the school. “I conducted an inquiry into the complaints lodged by the parents and I wrote to the government recommending cancellation of the school’s NOC. This will also lead to the school’s de-affiliation from CBSE. The government has to take action now,” said the district education officer Mr Jagannath Reddy.
It is our fundamental right to protest. The school gave Transfer Certificates to students because their parents protested against the exorbitant fees,” said Mr K.V.R. Kumar, secretary, HSPA. Sources say 32 of the 72 students who were given TCs have applied to other schools for admissions.
For the remaining 40 students, the school management has asked their parents to give a bond that they will not participate in any more anti-fee movements to withdraw the TCs.
The school’s principal Mr Jeevitesh Reddy was not available for comment and office bearer Mr Rasheed and other school authorities refused to comment.
Deccan Chronicle | 25th June 2010 | Page 1 & 3