Patiala police book protesting parents on school principal’s complaint

Patiala police book protesting parents on school principal’s complaint

Kanwar Inder Singh/ Patiala

Patiala police has booked parents who protested against the Aurbindo international school management, for demanding fee.

Aurbindo international school principal Neerja Sethi has filed a complaint in Lahori gate police station,Patiala against Pawan Kumar, Narinder Arora, Pawan kumar, Simranpreet Singh, Raman Abrol and 25-30 un identified parents, for protesting in the school premises and creating ruckus in the school and police booked these parents vide a FIR number 132 dated 13-09-2020.

The police booked the protesting parents under section 342 (confinement- whoever wrongfully confines any person), 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant), 269,270 (Whoever unlawfully or negligently does any act which is, and which he knows or has reason to believe to be, likely to spread the infection of any disease dangerous to life) of IPC, Section 51 in the Disaster Management Act, 2005 (punishment for obstruction, whoever, without reasonable cause)

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As per the parents,” the school is demanding the full fee for lockdown period. Few parents said that they had given a letter to the school authorities that they are financially not in a good position to pay the school fee, as per the high court/ government instructions; they had given the letter for fee waiver. But the school authorities is not adhering to their demand.Those who are able to pay the fee are demanding the fee waiver, as per the govt orders. But the school asked the parents to pay the 50 percent fee ,for first quarter only. But parents were asking the waiver for the next quarter, and early settlement of those who had forwarded the fee waiver, as per govt orders.”

School management on the other side that “the parents came inside the school premises and raised slogans against the school management. The school has already waived the fee of many students and admitted that  the school offered the fee waiver for first quarter only.”