Kolkata: Students and Parents of Park Circus’s Central Model school gheraoed the road in protest, after Supreme Court ordered to shut the school, at the Beckbagan crossing on Wednesday morning, police said. There have been disturbances in road traffic near the AJC Bose road causing trouble to daily commuters. The blockade started at 11 a.m in the morning by the students and parents of central Model school.
High post Police officers have rushed to the spot to control the situation and negotiate with the parents of the 200 students whose future seems insecure due to Supreme Court’s order of shutting down school. But the crowd started pelting stones at the police which has injured Beniapukur Police station’s OC and many officers. Some students have also been injured during this.
Finally when the police convinced the students and parents to arrange a meeting with the school authorities and Education Minister Partha Chatterjee, around 3:30 p.m the protest was called off.
According to sources, the school was running on lease. A case was running for long between the house owner and the school officials. court had ordered to clear the house. But the school didn’t response. The state ordered to shift the school at someplace else. But even this failed. It seems that the parents and students were provoked to start the protest.