Saturday, December 20, 2014

Schoolgirl in India moves court against teacher

NEW DELHI: A class 5 girls against his teacher moved the Delhi High Court for slapping and humiliating him in front of his class after arriving at school with two ponytails, said a lawyer Sunday.

Pooja, an economically weaker section (EWS) student was beaten on 21 November by his teacher Dolly Mayo International School of Patparganj in East Delhi for some trivial reason, said a petition filed by lawyer Ashok Agarwal.

The petition said the professor humiliated him in front of the whole class for the "funny absurd reason," she came to school with two ponytails.

When her mother objected, the girl was suspended indefinitely from the school, said the lawyer. Despite persistent requests and Persuasion refused to school, revoke the suspension, he said.

"The action that is the applicant to suspend students from school completely illegal, apparently illogical and violation of the rights of children to free and compulsory education law (RTE), 2009," said attorney in the petition and sought against the school.

The proposal - which says the law discriminates against students EWS - is likely to come to hear on Monday before the High Court.