Srinagar: A schoolboy who has lost both his legs in a mortar shell blast has been denied admission by private schools in Srinagar even as conditional admission has been offered to his elder brother. The schools have denied admission despite pleas by the directorate of school education.
A social activist Raja Muzaffar in his facebook post said that a leading school in Srinagar that adheres to religious principals had no space to admit this amputee child Fayaz Ahmad in their school free of cost, despite a request from Director School Education. The kid lost his limbs when he was hit by a live mortar shell in his village two years back around Tosamaidan in central Kashmir’s Budgam district. His sister died in that incident.
Muzaffar said the Supreme Court has ordered 25 per cent quota reservation for BPL students but to no avail. “One private school in Humhama agreed to admit his older brother in class 4th after pressure from Director Education , but the school principal told his father, a mason by profession that if he is weak in studies , he would be shunted out,” Muzaffar wrote. “We are hopeful that soon we will be able to admit Fayaz in some good school along with his brother Arif,” he wrote.