Children aged between 18 months and 6 years should be prohibited from online education as it can be hazardous to their health and can cause multiple issues. A public interest litigation seeking to forbid them from online education was filed in
“We have filed Public Interest Litigation in the interest of the minor child as they are being forced to be educated via
The high court while hearing issues that have cropped up during the lockdown on account of outbreak of Covid had suggested that
The petition submitted that kindergarten and playgroup owners are charging a whopping Rs 30,000 to Rs 1 lakh fees for the education of the tender-aged kids and unnecessarily conducting online education thereby creating difficulties for them. “Introducing toddlers between the ages of 18 months and 6 years to technology would make them prone to cyber bullying, poor vision, sight and attention issues, showing lack of interaction that leads to depression and mental issues at later stages of life. It should be banned across the state till
Earlier in an order, an HC bench said, “We brought to the notice of the Advocate General something very serious and important. It has come to our notice that schools in the city have now started online teaching. We request the State Government to intervene and work out a few modalities with schools regarding online teaching.”
“The first thing we want the State government to do is to regulate the timings. We are saying so because for instance there are three children in a family and if the teaching is online, then all the three children studying in different standards may not be able to utilise the computer or laptop for such purpose,” the bench said.
■ PIL seeks conduct of exams in uniform manner
Gujarat HC on Monday heard an issue of physical examinations of courses to be conducted by universities in state. Next hearing is on July 6. The plea will be heard with an identical PIL filed by ex-IPS officer and advocate Rahul Sharma. The fresh PIL was filed by Priyank Pandya and Harsh Patadiya through their lawyer Mohammed Vora. They have sought direction to the authorities to conduct exams and admissions in a uniform manner and formulate an SOP as per guidelines issued by MHA on May 30.