Delhi school issue: Oppn parties corner BJP in North MCD panel meet
NEW DELHI: Opposition parties Thursday sought to corner the Bjp-led North Delhi Municipal Corporation (North MCD) over the segregation of students into Hindu and Muslim sections at a municipal school in North Delhi, with the AAP alleging an “RSS connection” to the shocking act that led to suspension of the school’s in-charge.
During the proceedings of the Standing Committee of the North MCD, AAP and the Congress demanded “stricter action” against the accused in-charge, saying “his mere suspension was not enough”.
“Action should be taken against other senior officials, too, who could be involved in it. It is a shocking case that goes against the harmonious culture of India, as we know it,” AAP leader Vikas Goel said.
“A mere school in-charge could not have possibly done this act without connivance of other senior officials. Also, I suspect the RSS’ involvement in it, since elections are due next year,” he alleged.
The head of the school in Wazirabad was suspended Wednesday for “segregating students” into Hindu and Muslim sections, the commissioner of the civic body had said here, while denouncing his action as “unimaginable” and “unpardonable”.
Senior Congress leader Mukesh Goel said other North Mcd-run schools should also be inspected to see if such a practice was being followed there and appropriate actions should be taken accordingly.
Mayor of North Delhi Adesh Gupta Wednesday said the school in-charge was “found to be guilty in preliminary investigation”.
“Social divide on the basis of caste, community or religion would not be tolerated in the schools of the North MCD,” he said. Congress’ Goel also alleged that the revenues earned through parking charges and conversion charges were “unaccounted” and demanded explanation over it.