Kolkata: The Darivit High school of North Dinajpur is presently closed and the teachers are also not being able to enter its premises. The school’s head master Abhijit Kundu and deputy head master Nurul Huda has been show-caused and suspended by the education department.
The school management committee has been shut down too. An administrator has been recruited as per education minister Partha Chatterjee to resume the classes.
The TMC have taken to the streets to protest against the killing of 5 Bengalis in Assam. The Bengalis have been excluded from the NRC list and the terrorists are behind such a conspiracy. Hence a conspiracy is on against the Bengalis. TMC secretary general Partha Chatterjee made such accusations.
Ruckus broke out on August 20 at Islampur Dwaribhita High School premises over the recruitment of teachers leaving two students, Tapas Barman and Rajesh Sarkar, dead and several injured.
It was alleged that the students resorted to road block over the issue of school teacher’s recruitment. On forcefully trying to withdraw the block, brawl broke out between both the parties.
The students pelted stones at the police. The police retaliated by resorting to lathi-charge and also fired rubber shots and tear gas shells to disperse the mob. At least two thousand students were protesting. The situation turned violent.
Post this, the school was shut down.
The families of both the deceased students resorted to a sit-in protest outside the school in demand for a CBI investigation. For this the students and teachers had to return back from school. The question raised that what was the head master’s role in reopening the school on the day of the incident and thereafter.
To know the reason, the head master and deputy head master was summoned to the education department on Thursday. But the department was not satisfied with their answer. Soon after this, they were show-caused and suspended on Friday. The education minister also said that if they can give a satisfactory explanation to the steps they took to handle the situation, then they their posts will be returned.
The members of the school management committee was also working despite expiry of the committee’s tenure.