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Kallakurichi Student Death: Madras High Court Directs Collector To Decide School's Representation For Reopening Within 10 Days

Upasana Sajeev
23 Aug 2022 10:50 AM GMT
Kallakurichi Student Death: Madras High Court Directs Collector To Decide Schools Representation For Reopening Within 10 Days
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The Madras High Court on Tuesday directed the Collector of Kallakurichi District to consider the representation submitted by Latha Educational Society Kaniyamoor for reopening of its schools that were vandalized by rioters on July 17 following the death of a Class XII girl in one of the schools.Justice Abdul Quddose directed the respondent authorities to consider the representation and pass...

The Madras High Court on Tuesday directed the Collector of Kallakurichi District to consider the representation submitted by Latha Educational Society Kaniyamoor for reopening of its schools that were vandalized by rioters on July 17 following the death of a Class XII girl in one of the schools.

Justice Abdul Quddose directed the respondent authorities to consider the representation and pass an order within 10 days.

After the riots, the entry to the school premises was restricted. Labs, furnitures, classrooms, computers, vehicles etc were vandalised, ransacked and stolen in the riot and nothing was left undamaged.

The petitioners submitted that the estimated damages was around Rs. 25 crores but since they were not permitted to enter into the school premises, they could not assess the actual damage for replacement and proper functioning of schools.

The petitioners further submitted that due to the damage, the education of nearly 3,500 students was being affected. Though online classes was being conducted, since most of the students are from rural areas, they do not have necessary infrastructure for attending online classes. The classes for students studying in 9th to 12th are being conducted in temporary premises, but the parents are now insisting on conducting classes on school premises considering the welfare of the students.

Thus, the petitioners had requested for permission to enter the school premises and to undertake repair and maintenance work.

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Case Title: Latha Educational Society Kaniyamoor v The State of Tamil Nadu and others

Case No: WP No.22084 of 2022

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