DCW issues notice to police, Edu dept

| | New Delhi

In response to the reports of kindergarten girl students confined in the basement of Rabia Girl's Public School in Ballimaran road of the Walled City area for non-payment of school fees, the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) has issued a notice to the Delhi Police and the Education Department, seeking for factual information on the reported incident.

Delhi Commission for Women in its notice, has taken suo-moto cognisance of media reports which allegedly stated that minor girls, aged four-five were locked in the basement of the school for not paying their school fees. The students were allegedly confined for more than 5 hours as punishment.

DCW chairperson Swati Maliwal acknowledging the seriousness of the matter has requested the SHO of Hauz Qazi police station, for factual reports of the incident, and details of action taken against the school authorities. Swati has also enquired if any FIR has been registered and details regarding the matter.

DCW also issued a notice to the Deputy Director of Education, Central district to provide with factual reports and details of action undertaken on the school authorities.

The deadline given by the Commission requesting the submission of these documents is 17th July.

The issue arose on Monday when reports of 16 kindergarten students allegedly confined in the basement of an all girls' school came to light. One of the student's parent identified as Shabeem Hasan has filed an FIR in Hauz Qazi police station accusing the school of confining minor kindergarten students in the basement for more than five hours as punishment for non-payment of fees.  



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