Wearing black badges, parents protest against police action

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: May 04, 2014 20:51 IST

Rashtra Dharam Organisation on Sunday wore black badges to condemn the alleged police misbehaviour with parents, who were protesting against unreasonable fees of schools on Saturday.

In a meeting held at Talab Temple, Chandigarh Road, the organisation demanded action against additional deputy commissioner of police (ADCP) Swapan Sharma and other police personnel, who allegedly threatened the parents and lifted their peaceful dharna against the school authorities outside Sacred Heart School, Sector 39, on Saturday.

Organisation chief convener Vinod Jain and convener Kunwar Ranjan Singh said in the meeting it was decided that police officials who threatened the parents should be transferred, adding that if no action was taken, they would submit a written complaint to the police commissioner on May 6, and if still action was not taken, a massive protest rally would be taken out on May 26.

Singh said the education sector had been converted into a profit-making business by schools and they were exploiting parents by way of annual admission fee, building funds and several other funds, adding that when parents protested against this, the police came and lifted their dharna forcibly and also misbehaved with some parents.

Jain alleged that the police were working in connivance with private schools, and demanded that the police commissioner conduct a fair inquiry into the police action.

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