Teachers’ Association protests against Nangloi School murder, stops exams

Examinations were stopped at a number of schools across Delhi as the Government School Teachers’ Association started a protest against the murder of Mukesh Kumar. He was stabbed while in class, allegedly by a twelfth grade students, on Monday. According to members of school management committees, exams were stopped at schools on Rani Jhansi Road, New Rohtak Road, Dev Nagar and Prasad Nagar. At some, kids were sent home after the mid-day meal was served.
The GSTA is also organising a ‘condolence meeting’ for Kumar at the evening-shift Government Boys Senior Secondary School, SP Road, Nangloi. The GSTA demands that Kumar’s family be compensated for the tragedy with a minimum of Rs. 2 crore. They also demand that Kumar’s name be included in the name of the school and his statute installed. They also want better security in the schools, the availability of a beat constable of Delhi Police. This was a “planned murder” they say and want Prevention of Violence and Damage to Property Act to be implemented in all Delhi schools.
However, the GSTA is using this also to place other demands — they want the Delhi Government’s programme, Chunauti 2018 to be “scrapped” and the powers of school management committees, that include parents and community members, to be “revised.”

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