The class 12th students from Delhi had moved to Supreme Court to sought direction for Centre and State Government to analyze and define their decision on the physical reopening of the schools and resumption of offline teaching.
Amar Prem Prakash had in his petition expressed his grief on irresoluteness and uncertainty of the Union Government, Government of several States and Governments of Union Territories over the matter of physical re-opening of School with adequate COVID-19 protocols.
Advocate Ravi Prakash Mehrotra had filed a plea on the behalf of aggrieved students whereby he states the impact of virtual classes on the psychological and actual well-being of students when they were being kept away from their physical classes.
Further the plea pointed out the difficulty of economically deprived students who could barely manage to attend virtual classes through electronic gadgets or had any recourse to private tuitions and coaching or other manual remunerative works to meet the ends meet in absence of physical schooling.
The plea also stated that the exalted principle enshrined under Article 14 and 21 which is read with Article 21A of the Indian Constitution was also being denied to the Indian student community when the physical teaching continues to be suspended in several States of India and students were unable to access their educational institution for enhancement of their education.
REGARDS- SAMRIDHI ANAND.
FACULTY OF LAW, UNIVERSITY OF LUCKNOW.