The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) has launched an investigation into the safety conditions of female students in four schools after a recent horrific case of molestation of girls at a school run by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), have authorities announced on Monday.
A Commission team consisting of DCW President Swati Maliwal and others investigated four MCD schools.
The commission was shocked to see the conditions at Bhai Mandeep Nagpal Nigam Vidhyalaya, Nigam Pratibha Sah Shiksha Vidhyalaya, Purvi Dilli Nagar Nigam Pratibha Vidhyalaya, Dakshini Dilli Nagar Nigam Prathmik Sah Bal Balika Vidhyalaya, between May 20-21.
हर स्कूल में देखा कि बच्चों की हालत दयनीय है. #MCDSchools की ये तस्वीरें McD की चरमराती शिक्षा वयवस्था गवाही देती हैं. विश्व पटल पर हम पढ़ेगा का नारा तो देते हैं लेकिन ये न न water pic.twitter.com/7885eL814Z
— Swati Maliwal (@SwatiJaiHind) May 23, 2022
“I am shocked to see the desperate conditions in these MCD schools. These schools are houses of horror where students and teachers are extremely dangerous. MCD runs schools where girls are forced to defecate in the open! So many worse for the total sanitation campaign!” Ms. Maliwal said.
The commission pointed to glaring problems at the above schools including lack of security guards, dilapidated and unsafe buildings and lack of CCTV cameras, lack of midday meals, lack of toilets, missing teachers and the lack of drinking water.
A notice has been sent to the Commissioner of the MCD in this regard. The Commission also demanded urgent improvements in the situation and action against the officials responsible for the poor state of the schools.