What procedure are you following during admission process: SHRC to private schools | KNO

What procedure are you following during admission process: SHRC to private schools | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, November 16 (KNO): Amid tussle between parents, private schools and authorities, the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) asked the private schools what procedure they are following during the admission process and whether poor and downtrodden are given their due share. SHRC chairperson, Justice Bilal Nazki has issued notice to various schools including Convent, Biscoe, Mallinson, G D Goenka, DPS Athwajan, Iqbal Memorial and others in this regard, asking them to file a report within two weeks.The petition before SHRC was filed by Chairman International Forum for Justice and Human Rights Muhammad Ahsan Untoo. The petitioner has also urged the commission to ask the heads of all the leading private schools of Kashmir to divulge whether they have installed heating gadgets for the students in their respective schools. He had urged the commission to seek the details of the admission procedure followed by these schools and whether poor and downtrodden are being given admission in these schools as per the Supreme Court guidelines. The petitioner said that there are allegations that these schools fleece the parents on the pretext of heating arrangements but it has come to fore that many such schools lack heating facilities for the students. He has also urged the commission to go for the on spot inspection of the admission procedure followed by these elite schools and the role of brokers who mint money from parents to get admission of their wards done.(KNO)