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Security in Ggn govt schools no better than in pvt counterparts

GURUGRAM: Following the gruesome death of seven-year-old Pradhyuman Thakur in Gurugram, the district administration has issued a stern warning to private schools in the city to get their act together and improve the security arrangement.
However, danger to the safety of students within the premises of educational institutions lurks not only in private school, but even government schools in the district.
The warning signs at government schools can be seen from a horrific incident that took place in the adjoining district of Faridabad. On August 24, 12-year-old Rahul from Faridabad's Sikri village was abducted from his school. The Class VII was then killed and buried in the school's playground.
Last Sunday, Faridabad Police recovered the skeletal remains of the boy, and later arrested two people for abducting and murdering the boy.
While the case may have been solved quickly, it has highlighted how the lackadaisical approach for authorities in government schools adds to the vulnerability of their students.
The security situation in Gurugram's government schools also does not seem too bright.
At the Government Senior Secondary co-ed school in Chakkarpur, located along the posh Golf Course Road, strangers can be seen easily coming in and out of the school premises.
Most of these men even climb up the boundary wall with ease and enter the premises unnoticed.
It may be pointed out that this is the very school which was visited by Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on September 5 last year.
The situation does not seem to be any better in the public schools of nearby Sikanderpur and Nathupur.
"I think it is taken for granted that because it is a government school, the situation is going to be bad. At a time when there are protests over fixing accountability towards the safety of our children, we must also consider the deteriorating situation of government schools. Even children in these schools are the future of our nation and even their lives matter," said Anju Sachdeva, one of the protesting parents who demanded the strictest against the management of Ryan Group of Institutions.
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