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Failure to implement RTE: NHRC issues notice to Karnataka govt

Chennai: National Human Rights Commissionhas issued notice to Karnataka government on vacant seats under Right to Education (RTE) in schools in the state.

Taking a suo motu cognizance of a media report, which said that 34 per cent of seats, which came upto 37,000 seats guaranteed for poor students, were lying vacant in schools of Karnataka due to poor implementation of Right to Education (RTE) of children belonging to weaker sections, a NHRC statement said.

This image of school students is used for representational purposes only. AFP.

This image of school students is used for representational purposes only. AFP.

The Commission has also observed that the contents of the media report, if true, "raise a serious issue of violation" of the Right to Education of the children belonging to weaker sections and issued notice to the Chief Secretary, Government of Karnataka, calling for a report within four weeks, it said.

These seats were reportedly lying vacant as children from weaker sections were subjected to discrimination, it said.

PTI

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