Karnal: Demanding that the Rule 134-A of the Haryana School Education Rules, 2003, be repealed, private schools held a protest in Karnal on Tuesday. Private schools across the state have been on strike against the rule that makes it mandatory for them to admit 10% students from economically weaker section (EWS).
Over 18,000 schools have remained closed since last May 6, which affected the studies of more than 28 lakh students. The private schools’ associations declared that the schools would reopen on Wednesday but they would not cooperate with the administration for hosting events and sharing resources. They said that except for Independence Day and Republic Day celebrations, they would not collaborate or participate in any state government events and would not give their buses or infrastructure.
President of National Independent Schools Alliance (NISA) Kulbhushan Sharma said, “We do not want to harm the students. Therefore, the schools will reopen on Wednesday but our protest will continue.”