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New school timing is violation of Child Rights : RTI Movement

New school timing is violation of Child Rights : RTI Movement
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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir RTI Movement has demanded that the Government order vis a vis new school timing for around Srinagar municipal limits should be revoked as it violates the basic rights of children.

Terming new school timing as violation of Child Rights, RTI Movement has appealed the Government not to go ahead with the new school timing.

In a statement Chairman of RTI Movement Dr Raja Muzaffar Bhat said that the Government order directing schools in Srinagar city to operate from 8.30 am to 2.30 pm is nothing but an abuse of child rights. He said that this would affect the health of children as well.

“How is it possible for children to reach school around 8:15 or 8:30 am especially for those kids who are studying in a school that is 10 to 12 kms away from their residence. This means such children will have to leave for school at 7 am as the school bus halts at more or less one dozen places. For children who are supposed to leave at 7 am , then they have to get up at 6 am. Is this practically or medically possible for kids in the age group of 4 to 7 years,” questioned Dr Raja Muzaffar.

RTI Movement statement added that for majority of the students morning classes will be affecting their health as they won’t be able to concentrate on studies in class.

“ I appeal Advisor to Governor Khusrhid Ganai to take back this decision,” the statement added.

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