School That Kept Kindergarten Children In Basement, Warned By The Delhi CM

School That  Kept Kindergarten Children In Basement, Warned By The Delhi CM

 School That  Kept Kindergarten Children In Basement, Warned By The Delhi CM

New Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal, the Chief Minister of Delhi told Naheed Usmani, the principal of Rabia Girls Public School, in a stern message, that punishing kindergarten children for the alleged delay in payment of school fees is "unacceptable." Mr Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia visited the school on Thursday, where 16 little children were confined in the basement for non-payment of fees. The parents were also assured by the Delhi CM that stringent action will be taken against the school authorities.

"Do you understand what you have done...what if you are take to court now...both the Delhi government and the police will take action," Mr Kejriwal told the principal, adding that students and education are top priorities of his government, and any step to punish children in future will "not be tolerated." 

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Mr Kejriwal said an inquiry has been ordered into the matter and also spent some time with the students and their parents.

On Wednesday, after the parents went to the police alleging that 16 children were confined to the school basement in central Delhi's Hauz Qazi area by their teachers between 7 am to 12 noon, the matter came to light.

However, the reports were denied by the school authorities and said the students were asked to sit in the activity room for few hours. 

A notice was issued by the Delhi Commission for Women to the Delhi Police and the state education department, seeking reports of what exactly happened in the basement Rabea Girls' Public School.

The Delhi CM has also sought a report from the education department about the alleged confinement of the students for non-payment of fees.

A case has been registered against the school authorities said the police. 

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