HC issues notices to 59 schools for fee waiver

Excelsior Correspondent

SRINAGAR, Nov 7: High Court today issued notice to 59 schools asking them to waive of tuition fee and bus fare of the students for the month of September and October.
After the amicus advocate G A Lone, submitted list of 59 private schools, the High Court issued notice to these schools for appearance on November 12 with regard to waiving of fee and bus fare of the students studying in these schools.
The schools to whom notices have been issued include Salfia Educational Institute Lasjan, Dream Land High School Ganderbal, Islamia Hamdania High School Kulgam, New Light Public School Ganderbal, Evergreen School Nuner Ganderbal, Candid Higher Secondary School Nowgam Srinagar, Blue Bells Sonwar Srinagar, JK Public School Humhama Srinagar, Green Valley Educational Institute Buchpora Srinagar, RP School Malbagh Srinagar, Oak Hill Institute Barzulla Srinagar, Kashmir Harvard Institute Malbagh Srinagar, Green Land Hawal Srinagar, Kashmir Public School Baghat Srinagar, Iqra Educational Institute Bemina Srinagar, Sultania Educational Institute Ganderbal, Alamdar Public School Shaheed Gunj Srinagar, Public High School Chotta Bazar Srinagar, Kashyapa Public School chotta Bazar Srinagar, Hiltop Institute Ganderbal, Qamaria Institute Ganderbal, Vijay Memorial Institute Ganderbal, Fayaz educational Institute Nowgam Srinagar, New Tiny Hearts Ganderbal, Oasis Institute Gogjibagh and Karanagar Srinagar, Radiant Public School Anantnag, Oxford Institute Anantnag, Rozy Torts Anantnag, Hista Higher Secondary School Anantnag, Lawrence Vidya Bhawan Rajbagh Srinagar, Al Huda Public School Munawarabad Srinagar, Iqra International School Baghemehtab Srinagar, Tiny Hearts Bypass Srinagar, Vision Public School Humhama Srinagar, Caset Experimental Karannagar Srinagar, Little Buds Public School Pattan, Iqbal Memorial Institute Bemina, Woodland Girls & Boys School Sgr, National High school Karanagar, Minto Circle School Alouchi Bagh and Police Public School Bemina.
The Division Bench comprising Chief Justice MM Kumar and Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey had asked the amicus to furnish the addresses of other private schools to the registry so that appropriate notices be issued to them in this regard.
Earlier, the court directed six leading schools operating in Srinagar not to charge tuition fee and bus fare from the students for the month of September and October in view of recent floods. “If the amount has been received in advance then the same be adjusted in future months,” bench had added.
Bench was hearing a PIL where in serious note was take with regard to opening of flood hit schools without issuing safety certificate by the concerned authorities.

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