New Delhi [India]: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday reprimanded principal Naheed Usmani of Rabia Girls Public School for locking up kindergarten students over an alleged delay in the payment of fees. Speaking to ANI, Kejriwal, who visited the school along with Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, assured the students’ parents that stringent action would be taken against the authorities.
“Both Delhi government and Police will take action. This kind of a thing will not be tolerated in future,” he said. On a related note, the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) had issued notices to the Delhi Police and the Education Department seeking factual reports over alleged confinement of children in the basement Rabea Girls’ Public School.
— Amit Mishra (@Amitjanhit) July 12, 2018
— Jay⚡️ (@singh___sahab) July 12, 2018
Delhi CM @ArvindKejriwal visits Rabia Public School where Nursery girl students were detained for non-payment of Fees.
FIR has already been lodged, Delhi Govt to conduct an enquiry. The School Authority has been directed strictly to adhere by laid guidelines. pic.twitter.com/iTa8brSJ6S
— Ram (@ramkumarjha) July 12, 2018
Such small and cute kids. Interacted wid them and their parents this morning. They were kept in a room whole day by school authorities allegedly for not paying fee in time. Del govt will take strong action against guilty https://t.co/kmrzZOOCmC
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) July 12, 2018
Taking suo moto cognisance of the matter, the DCW sought details of action taken by them against the school authorities.
It has also asked the Delhi Police and the State Education Department to respond by July 17.
A few kindergarten students were allegedly locked up in the basement of the school building on July 9 for not clearing their fees.
However, the school authorities denied the reports and said that the students were asked to sit in the activity room for few hours.
Siasat Web Team