Bengaluru: A dispute between the Army and three government schools over a piece of land in the Karnataka capital has threatened the future of 1,700 students, a media report said on Thursday.
The stand-off got uglier when the Army decided to reclaim the land on which three upper primary schools, one high school and a junior college were built by the state government.
“The school authorities refused to give in and students locked themselves up in classrooms, forcing the Army to back down after a three-hour long stand-off,” news18.com reported.
On June 14, the Army had directed the occupants to vacate the premises within 15 days.
"Army allowed us to continue the school today. Children came and attended classes. The Army claims that the land belongs to them. But we too have documents. There is a meeting organised for it. Hopefully the matter will be resolved soon," the report quoted a school teacher as saying.
Meanwhile, Karnataka's Primary and Secondary Education Minister has urged the Army to allow the institutions to function until the government makes alternative arrangements.