Parents lock school gate as fight over fee hike escalates

Submitted by Editor on Sat, 2016-07-02 19:00 Bengaluru: The quarrel between parents of students from Krishna International School, Hegganahalli, who are agitating over the fee hike, and the school management escalated further forcing the State Commission for the Protection of Child Rights (KCPCR) to intervene. Parents alleged that the management had refused to allow kids to have lunch on Thursday and had even beaten up a student named Sanjana to exact revenge. Reacting to the developments, the State Commission for the Protection of Child Rights (KCPCR) sent its member Mariswamy to file a report over the incident. According to the complaint lodged by the parents with the KCPCR on Thursday, school authorities did not allow the kids to have lunch for moving the HC against the school fee hike. They also alleged that a student identified as Sanjana was beaten up by the school authorities. Condemning the incident, parents protested in front of the school on Friday demanding action against the management. They locked the school gate and shouting slogans. On arriving at the school, Mariswamy held talks with both the groups. As per the decision taken at the meeting, school management agreed to admit all the students and agreed to distribute textbooks for all students by Monday afternoon. Krupa Alva, chairperson, KCPCR informed that she has issued summons to the school management. "KCPCR has solved the issue. All the students will be admitted to school. I had sent a member to the school to solve this issue," she said.