Precious Kashmir News
Budgam, Dec 6: Authorities have sealed two schools and imposed fine for forcing children to attend the classes in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district.
Official sources said after receiving complaints that two schools are forcing children to attend the school and run classes despite Covid-19 pandemic, District Development Commissioner Budgam Shahbaz Mirza dispatched an inspection team that found the complaint genuine and accurate.
The schools in question were ‘Peace Public School, Nagam Chadoora and ‘SQM Islamic School, Namthaal Chadoora.
On the directions of District Development Commissioner Budgam, both these educational institutes were sealed.
“During inspection, it was found that normal class work was going on in these schools without observing any SOP’s of Covid-19. This act on part of these schools may have serious ramifications, as Covid-19 infection has not been controlled and government has strictly directed that normal school work shall not have been resolved as the children are one of the vulnerable groups,” said an official.
He said besides sealing of these schools, a penalty to the tune of Rs.30000 each were also imposed for violating guidelines of the government. (KNT)