Daribhit High School reopens after 2 months amid protest
Kolkata: Daribhit High School of Islampur in North Dinajpur that witnessed violence in September this year leading to the death of two students, reopened on Saturday.
The school started its operation amidst controversy as some locals shouted slogans demanding the arrest of the headmaster and assistant
headmaster of the school whom they held responsible for not doing enough to check the violence. Some of the residents also demanded the release of eight villagers who were arrested earlier in this connection.
It may be mentioned here that two students were killed and many others injured including a few policemen when an incident of violence broke out at the school premise in September over appointment of teachers.
A clash broke out inside the school campus after some students allegedly backed by some outsiders protested the recruitment of some teachers. They also attacked the police contingent that rushed to the spot to bring the situation under control.
Family members of the two deceased students allegedly ransacked a portion of the school after it was opened on Saturday prompting the District Inspector of School and the Sub-divisional officer to rush to the spot.
They urged the protestors to allow the school to function normally. The protestors, however, said they would like to talk to the District Magistrate in this regard.
The district administration has been taking all possible measures to run the school without any trouble.
The school remained shut for nearly two months after the incident took place on September 21.
Following the incident, the state Education department decided to stall the recruitment process at the Daribhit High School.
The district administration on Saturday assured that there will be no problems for the students coming to the school for study as adequate measures are being taken to maintain peace in the area.