Srinagar: The J&K High Court has issued notice to 38 more schools directing them to explain reasons for charging tuition fee and bus fare for the months of September and October when Kashmir was hit by unprecedented floods and all educational institutions remained shut.
The notice has been issued by the registry of the court after amicus curie Advocate G A Lone submitted list of the schools in accordance with directions by Division Bench of Justices Muzaffar Hussain Attar and Dhiraj Singh Thakur earlier this week.
On last date of hearing on November 17, the bench had asked amicus curie to furnish list of schools “so that notice is served upon them by the (court) registry.”
In wake of the recent unprecedented floods, the High Court has already directed Delhi Public School not to charge tuition fee as well as bus fare from students for September and October. A few other schools including Malllison (Sheikh Bagh), Tyndale Biscoe, Burn Hall, New Era, Presentation Convent and Srinagar British have already made a statement before the court that they will not charge the tuition fee and the bus fare for the two months.
In case any amount for September and October has been received in advance or otherwise, they said, same shall be adjusted in future months. The court has already granted 59 schools week’s time to present their stand regarding the matter.
Some of the 38 schools who figure in the list provided by the amicus to the registry include Bijbehera Public School, DPS Anantnag, Whiz kids (Naibasti Anantnag), Rozy Wits School (Anantnag), IMI Brarpora (Anantnag), IMI Girls Wing (Anantnag), DMPS (Pampora) Montrens High School (Iqbal Market Anantnag), Moral High School (Dialgam), Iqbal Mission (Saraf Kadal) Shaheen Public School (Eidgah Srinagar), Eff EMM High School (Anantnag), Tibatian Public School (Badamwari Srinagar) and Mehbooba Public High School (Batamaloo).