Kolkata: Traffic came to stand still at Park Street, one of the busiest thoroughfares of the city. Parents of Jewish Girls’ School staged demonstration at the school’s campus for rise in school development fee.
Parents gheraoed the secretary of school’s administration committee in front of the school.
“During the last semester, the fee was increased to a staggering amount of Rs 11,000. Now at the present semester, fee was increased to further Rs 5,000 adding to our woes. The school authority is not following any rule. Though they are charging the amount in the name of development fee but the money is not being utilized for the same,” said one of the protesting parents.
Though parents had sought intervention from the local police and from the education department but nothing fruitful came out of it. As a result, with placards in hand they had to hit the street to make their voices heard.
Parents allege that police dismantle their demonstration and roughly handle them.
In another similar incident in South Calcutta, parents staged demonstration at Sishu Niketan School located at Panchashayer for the immediate removal of the school principal.