Private schools’ body to hold protest on October 12

The Times of India
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AMBALA: The NationalIndependent Schools Alliance (NISA) would mark October 12 as 'black day' to protest the increasing government intervention in management of private schools, alleged its president Kulbhushan Sharma.

According to information, the teaching and non-teaching staff of the over 55,000 schools, which are members of NISA across the country, would wear black ribbons and hoist a black flag on the school gate and school buses on the day.

Sharma said, "There seems to be a conspiracy going against private schools. The private schools were being discriminated and harassed by various government bodies for some reason or the other."

He said the forum would conduct a peaceful protest and send the demand charter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "If our demands are not entertained then we will be forced to intensify our protest in months to come," he said.

According to information, the forum members found the measures, including verification for women teachers, raising the outer school walls to 15 feet, hiring construction labour during after-school hours and school buses not exceeding the speed of 30 km per hour, tough to follow.