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NHRC issue notice to Karnataka govt on vacant seats in schools

Last Updated: Friday, August 30, 2013 - 19:46

Chennai: The National Human Rights Commission has issued notice to Karnataka government on vacant seats under Right to Education (RTE) in schools in the state.

Taking a suo motu cognizance of a media report, which said that 34 percent of seats, which came up to 37,000 seats guaranteed for poor students, were lying vacant in schools of Karnataka due to poor implementation of Right to Education (RTE) of children belonging to weaker sections, a NHRC statement said.

The Commission has also observed that the contents of the media report, if true, "raise a serious issue of violation" of the Right to Education of the children belonging to weaker sections and issued notice to the Chief Secretary, Government of Karnataka, calling for a report within four weeks, it said.

These seats were reportedly lying vacant as children from weaker sections were subjected to discrimination, it said.


First Published: Friday, August 30, 2013 - 19:46
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