Union Ministries along with CBSE to hold a meeting on safety in school

Prakash Javadekar, Minister of Human Resource Development, and Maneka Gandhi, Minister of Women and Child Development, will hold a meeting today, along with the CBSE officials.

The meeting is scheduled after the murder of a student in Ryan International School. Around 40 students’ parents and alumni protested against the school’s lack of security. The questions were raised against the school authorities’ verification of the non-administrative staff and there was a demand for the increase in CCTV surveillance.

According to a report of ANI, both the ministers had a telephonic conversation and have come up with the idea of employing more women employees in the staff. There were other suggestions for increasing the awareness among the students regarding the sexual abuse and child helpline available.

The meeting’s main objective will be to come up with concrete guidelines which the schools have to follow in future in order to reduce such activities in future and keep the children safe.

Pradhyumn, a seven-year-old student of Ryan International School, was brutally murdered in the school premises by the conductor of a school bus on September 8.

 

Sources: ZeeNews, IndiaToday

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Ryan International School Murder: Regional Chief and HR Head were suspended following protests

It has been close to three days since the murder of a six year old boy in Ryan International School. The past two days have seen the parents who send their children to the Gurgaon school stage protests. The blame was placed on the school for security lapses on their behalf. Now, this has consequently led to the arrest of two top officials, Francis Thomas, regional head of the group, and Jeyus Thomas, HR head. The individuals were charged under Section 75 of the Juvenile Justice Act.
The accused, a 42- year old bus conductor named Ashok Kumar was was arrested on Friday night. However, it was later revealed that the conductor had been previously fired from another school in his village Ghamroj due to suspicions of similar allegations. This drew the ire of the parents and the media alike due to the negligence of the school authorities. There must be a system set in place that checks the backgrounds of their employees.
The school will reportedly stay shut for all students except for those between Class 6 and Class 12. Investigations were still on in the school, where teachers and staff were questioned. There were several policemen present at the school when protesters lit the liquor shop in the locality. The policemen had to resort to lathi charge to control the mob.
Inspector Arun Kumar, the SHO from Sohna Sadar Police station was also suspended due to the aggressive reaction towards the crowd. Many people including a journalist were left grievously injured. This caused to sharp criticism and compelled the suspension.
Sources: NDTV, HT

Protests by parents continue at Ryan International School

GURGAON: A huge number of flustered parents could be seen protesting outside Ryan International School in Gurgaon, where a bus conductor allegedly killed a Class 2 student on Friday. The acting Principle along with the security agency that used to provide security to the school have been suspended. Parents have been protesting outside the school since Thursday morning where the student was found in the school bathroom with his throat slit.

HIGHLIGHTS

Sept 09, 2017 at 20:35

Parents protesting outside Ryan International School, Gurgaon with candle lights.

Sept 09, 2017 at 18:52

The accused Ashok Kumar has been sent to three day police remand by Gurgaon Court.

Sept 09, 2017 at 16:54

Haryana CM quoted: Directed authorities to complete formalities within 7 days.

Manohar Lal Khatar, Harayana Chief Minister referred to the incident as “sad incident and heinous crime.”

Sept 09, 2017 at 16:33

Haryana PWD Minister said: State government will take strict action against the culprits and tried reassuring the family that they should not worry. Whoever has committed the crime will not be forgiven.

Sept 09, 2017 at 16:29

School Principle suspended.

Sept 08, 2017

Late evening, the accused bus driver, Ashok Kumar was arrested. After questioning the staff at Ryan International School, the driver was taken into police custody.

Sourced from NDTV and Indian Express