Framing of safety guidelines for schools: SC says students should not be in phobia

New Delhi: In the wake of recent crimes against students inside the school premises, the Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre and the state governments to file safety guidelines for schools, while specifically keeping in mind that the children should not be in any phobia.

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The apex court also observed that when the safety guidelines are formed, a certain mechanism must be put in place.

The top court has asked central and state governments to give their suggestions in this regard when the matter will be heard next on October 30.

Following the brutal murder of a seven-year-old child in Ryan International School, a plea was earlier filed by two women lawyers, seeking implementation of existing guidelines to ensure safety and well-being of children in schools across the country.

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Hearing the plea on September 15, a bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices Amitava Roy and A.M. Khanwilkar issued notices and sought the responses within three weeks from the Union Human Resources Ministry and all state governments and union territories.

(with inputs from ANI)

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