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Bangalore school snips hair of RTE quota students

Agencies  New Delhi, July 18, 2012
First Published: 12:59 IST(18/7/2012) | Last Updated: 17:32 IST(18/7/2012)

In a shocking incident, a private school in Bangalore allegedly cut off tufts of hair on top of the heads of four children who were admitted there under the Right to Education (RTE) quota.


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According to english daily The Hindu, parents of these children allege students admitted under the RTE quota are made to stand separately during the assembly and their lunch boxes are checked before they enter their class. The school reportedly makes them sit in the back benches and they are not given any homework.

This was done to reportedly distinguish the 1st standard students from other students.

Parents of the children reportedly went school to enquire about the shocking behaviour towards their children but couldn't get any convincing answer.

Management claimed that other children might have cut off their children's hair.

Education Secretary G Kumar Naik has asked for a report on the incident from the zonal officers.

According to the report, jurisdictional deputy director of Public Instruction received a complaint from the parents of these children on this incident, and also a counter complaint from the management.

This school is part of the Karnataka Unaided School Managements' Association (KUSMA) that is opposed to implementation of the RTE quota of 25% in city schools.

1,800 schools under KUSMA, have been shut down for a week as part of the association's protest against the implementation of the RTE.


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