New Delhi, Sept 15: Supreme Court issued a notice to the Centre and all states over the safety of children in schools and asked them to file a reply within 3 weeks.
The plea was filed by two women lawyers seeking implementation of existing guidelines to ensure safety and well-being of children in schools across the country.
The plea has also sought some additional guidelines to ensure that the responsibility is fastened on the schools with regard to the safety of children from the moment they get into the school bus/vehicle.
A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices Amitava Roy and A M Khanwilkar said that it has already issued notice on a similar plea filed by the father of the child, who was brutally murdered at Gurgaon’s Ryan International School.The 7-year-old child was brutally murdered inside a toilet in Ryan international school in Gurugram on September 8. The bus conductor Ashok Kumar has been arrested in connection with the murder.
Last year in August, 10-year-old Arman Sehgal, a student of G D Goenka Public School in Indirapuram, died after allegedly slipping and ‘falling’ on the corridor of school building’s second floor.