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Allow girl slapped by teacher to attend classes: HC to school

The Delhi High Court on Monday asked a school here to allow its class five Economically Weaker Section student, who was allegedly slapped and humiliated by her teacher and then suspended, to attend classes.



New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday asked a school here to allow its class five Economically Weaker Section student, who was allegedly slapped and humiliated by her teacher and then suspended, to attend classes.

As per Mayo International School, the girl, who belongs to economically weaker section (EWS), was suspended as her parents had allegedly misbehaved.

Justice Manmohan said "since the girl's father has apologised, the court is of the view that the matter should be given quietus as the child was not at fault."

As the school's manager, who was present in court, agreed to allow the girl to attend classes the court disposed of the petition.

The court also said it expected the school and the child's parents to maintain high standards and cordial relations.

During the proceedings, the school's manager alleged the parents brought a third person with them when they came to the school and that person had misbehaved with the teacher concerned.

This allegation was denied by the child's mother who claimed the school's principal refused to entertain their complaint against the teacher, who slapped the girl, as they belonged to EWS category.

The petition, filed through advocate Ashok Agarwal, was moved for action against the school and for revoking the child's suspension.

According to the plea, the girl was allegedly slapped and humiliated in front of her entire class after she came to school with two pony tails.

The student was beaten up on November 21 by her teacher Dolly for a "frivolous" reason, the petition had said.

It had also said that when her parents objected to the same, the girl was suspended from school which refused to revoke the disciplinary action.  

From Zee News

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