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HC issues notices to MCD, Delhi government

The PIL alleged that the schools are functioning in unsafe and unhygienic conditions.

india Updated: Jan 04, 2006 16:43 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued notices tocity government and the MCD on a PIL complaining the "indifference and connivance" of the mushrooming of unrecognised private schools in the Capital.

The petitioner Ashok Aggarwal, a lawyer representing voluntary organisation Social Jurist, complained that there were about 10,000 such unrecognised schools in different parts of Delhi in which about six lakh children are studying.

The PIL alleged that the schools besides putting academic career of the children in jeopardy are also functioning in "unsafe" and "unhygienic" conditions in scant disregard of the children's safety and well-being.

A division bench of Justice Vijender Jain and Justice Rekha Sharma, while issuing the notices, posted the matter for further hearing till March 29.

First Published: Jan 04, 2006 16:43 IST