Calcutta High Court slapped WB Govt for closing RSS linked schools culpably.
Calcutta High Court ordered upon State of West Bengal not to stop schools under RSS affiliated bodies.
Upendra Bharti | HENB | Kolkata | Dec 16, 2017:: In a culpable move, the TMC run Govt in West Bengal wanted to close all schools in RSS network in Bengal+ under the instruction of ‘Jihadi Didi’ and WB CM Mamata Banerjee. The notice issued by various offices of School Education Departments in March this year to that effect was challenged by Sarada Shishu Tirtha bodies in Calcutta High court with the help of Saraswati Shishu Mandir and Vivekanada Vidya Vikas Parishad. The Court then stayed the state notice to shut RSS-run schools+. Mamata Banerjee government then served closure notice on 125 schools run by three private trusts perceived to be close to RSS-affiliates in early March.
Next to that , Justice Arijit Banerjee directed to the state govt not to close the such schools affiliated by “Uttar Banga Sarada Trust” when RSS linked such 10 schools moved to Calcutta High Court after state authorities had closed those schools.
Challenging the order of Justice Banerjee, the state went to the division bench of Calcutta High Court to mature its ulterior motive to stop the alleged ‘Hindutva based Education’ being imparted from RSS school network.
On Thursday, a Division Bench comprising Justice Samapti Chatterjee and another sitting Judge ordered the State Govt not to stop the Saraswati Sishu Mandir and Sarada Sishu Tirtha schools under state scanner until further order from the end of the Calcutta High Court.
On behalf of the school committees, Advocate Lokenath Chatterjee submitted that the allegation of ‘insufficient infrastructures’ for which the ‘state forced to stop the schools’, was a matter of exaggeration and the school authorities were engaged to complete the infrastructural deficiency, if any, within legitimate timings.
The Additional Solicitor General of India, Mr Kaushik Chanda vehemently opposed the WB Govt’s move to stop schools under RSS affiliated bodies connecting those with Hindutva ideology.
Mr Chanda categorically stated that WB Govt must not curb the right to education of affected students as education is a fundamental right to the citizens under Indian constitution.
The panel of advocates for the states tried their best to pursue the notification of District Inspector of Schools in North Dinajpur upon which the schools under Uttar Banga Sarada Trust were forced to close in March this year.
Hearing both sides, the designated Calcutta High Court Division Bench reserved their verdict for the concerned case with a direction to allow the educational activities of the victimized schools.
__Inputs from Dainik Jugasankha.