For school children’s safety, Supreme Court hear plea on guidelines

March 27, 2018

The Supreme Court will on Tuesday hear a plea seeking its direction for a comprehensive set of guidelines to ensure safety and security of school children.

The plea has been filed by Varun Chandra Thakur, father Pradyuman Thakur a Class II student of Gurugram’s Ryan International School, who was brutally murdered in the school premises last year.

The apex court had ordered a compilation of norms formulated by the Centre and states for its consideration.

The top court had asked all states and union territories to file a response on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking guidelines to ensure safety and security of school children across the country, the deadline of which is today.

So far, three states — Haryana, Karnataka and Himachal Pradesh — have filed their responses in the case.

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