‘Let schools operate without obstructions’
About 3.2 million students have been deprived of education due to protests and bandas in Tarai
Sep 14, 2015-National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Chairman Anup Raj Sharma has urged all political parties to stop using children in bandas, strikes and demonstrations, and let educational institutions operate without obstruction.
“Education is a birth right of all children and nobody should infringe upon it,” Sharma said in a programme in the Capital on Sunday. “The government and other concerned agencies should immediately act to resume the schools in several Tarai districts that are shut due to the ongoing protest.”
An estimated 3.2 million students from pre-primary to higher secondary level, mainly in Tarai districts, have been deprived of education for the last one month owing to the protest against the proposed seven-state federal set-up.
Vice-chairman Ramesh Silwal denounced the closure of schools due to banda in Tarai, and appealed to NHRC to help create a suitable environment to operate the schools across the country without any obstructions.
Published: 14-09-2015 08:28