Delhi school is­sue: Oppn par­ties cor­ner BJP in North MCD panel meet

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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.

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