SRINAGAR: Joint Committee of Private Schools (JCPS) and Kashmir Economic Alliance on Monday demanded legal action against a parents’ body for misbehaving with the chairman of New Convent School.
They said that the Parent Association of Privately Administered School (PAPAS) led by Asma Goni barged into New Convent Private School, demanding office records, student register and started harassing the official staff.
Earlier the parents’ association had accused chairman of the school, Iqbal Beigh, of “manhandling” Asma Goni. Goni had visited the school to represent parents’ delegation demanding fee waiver for the months of September and October 2014 when floods hit Kashmir
JCPS convener GN Var, in a press conference, rejected such allegations and termed Goni’s action as “hooliganism” that harassed school authorities over “non-existent issue.”
“The association was demanding fee weaver for flood hit months of September and October, but the high court order has made it already clear, that school can charge it,” Var said.
Var said when the school chairman arrived and talked to Goni and her associates, they started to misbehave. Later, Var said, the chairman asked them to leave.
“It is worthwhile mentioning that no child of Asma studies at the school,” Var added.
President KEA, Showkat Chowdhary said that Goni had told school chairman that “it was the education minister who has authorised her to get the information from the school.”
“I want to ask education minister, who has been in slumber since he took over as the education minister of the state, to come clear on the issue. If he has given this order, then why was it not made public?,” Chowdhary said.
Chowdhary warned that if the government would not take action against “fake associations”, then private schools would be forced to close down the schools.