A city-based parent along with parents from other states has filed a petition in the Supreme Court challenging the fees being charged by
The parents have sought not to allow schools to reopen until an effective remedy of the
Gaurav Barot, president of Akhil Gujarat Wali Mahasangh, is among the petitioners from Rajasthan, Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Odisha, Maharashtra and
The plea states that, “The online system of imparting education has deprived the EWS category students as they lack the basic resources required to access such online classes including mobile, tablet and internet connection.
Moreover, the exposure to screen for long hours may be harmful to the eyesight of students as well as expose them to threats of cyber bullying, sexual exploitation and extortion.
Meanwhile, Barot told Mirror, “The problem prevails all over the country and many parents have filed petitions in the respective high courts, but have not got favourable orders. So, we have filed a plea against arbitrary action of schools that have started online classes without instructions from the government. It is detrimental to the health of the children.”