GUWAHATI, JULY 10: The administration of southern Assam’s Hailakandi district has served a show cause notice to a private English medium school for letting its minor students take part in a road blockade.
The students of Blue Flowers English Medium Higher Secondary School blocked the road at Hailakandi town’s Rabindra Sarani on Tuesday morning to demand the repair of the road on which the school is situated.
The district administration on Wednesday filed an FIR against the Principal of the school for violation of the Children Rights and Juvenile Justice Act. This was after the Deputy Commissioner late on Tuesday served the show cause notice asking why “stern action should not be initiated for allowing a large number of minor school students in uniform to resort to road blockade.”
The school authorities have been given a 48-hour deadline to show cause, failing which the permission to run the school could be cancelled.
The blockade by the children over the poor condition of the road had led to traffic snarls, causing inconvenience to motorists and pedestrians alike. Officials said the demonstration was uncalled for, since the Public Works Department had given a written assurance to the school that the road would be repaired by July 31.
In April, the Hailakandi district administration had asked the Assam Board of Secondary Education to take appropriate action against Oxford School for sending minor school students in uniform to a political rally at Panchgram.
Four other schools in the district – Adarsha Vidyalaya, Panchgram Quomi Madrassa, Maulana Abdul Ali Jaliliya Madrassa and Cambridge High School – were also issued show cause notice for making their students attend the rally. (Courtesy: The Hindu)