Online classes for primary kids which have been a long-standing debate on social media has now reached the High Court for a legal battle. Hearing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by Hyderabad School Students Parents Association regarding the ban online classes, Telangana High Court on Wednesday directed the state government to take a stand on the same.
Asking the state government if there is any policy framed on online classes, HC gave two days of time to the former to come up with a policy if no. The petition also mentioned about the school managements levying extra fees for holding virtual classes during the Covid-19 pandemic which is against the government’s orders to the private schools not to hike fees in the 2020-21 academic session.
A division bench of Chief Justice Raghvendra Singh Chauhan and Justice B Vijayasen Reddy that conducting online classes heard the arguments of the petitioner’s counsel that it would be a burden to the low and middle-class parent to buy a smartphone or laptop for the online classes. The High Court posted the next hearing to July 3 after hearing the arguments.