Chennai: The School Education Department has announced that schools in Tamil Nadu will function as usual today. The school education department has warned that strict action will be taken against the schools that give holidays arbitrarily in connection with the incidents of violence in Chinna Salem.
Srimati, who was studying 12th standard in Kaniyamoor near Chinnasalem in Kallakurichi district, committed suicide yesterday by jumping from the third floor, the protests turned violent and the related school was ransacked.
Following this, matriculation schools across Tamil Nadu have announced that schools will not function today.
The Tamil Nadu School Education Department, which has imposed a ban on this, has warned that schools in Tamil Nadu will continue to function as usual and that strict action will be taken against schools that grant holidays arbitrarily.
In the early morning of last 13th, the student Srimathi. is said to have committed suicide by jumping from the third floor of the school hostel. Due to the suspicious injuries in the autopsy, the student’s relatives and members of the public took part in a road blockade in Kallakurichi demanding that the school administration take action and arrest the culprits.
While the injuries on the body of the student Srimathi. were believed to have occurred before her death, the blood stains on the clothes of the student added to the suspicion. In this situation, the mother of the student had alleged that Srimathi. had not committed suicide and that she might have been sexually assaulted or sacrificed.
In this context, yesterday in a private school near Kallakurichi-Chinnasalem, student organizations blocked the road demanding justice for student Srimathi. The violence that ensued shocked everyone.
It is said that suddenly the protesters threw stones at the police. Many policemen were injured. And when the vehicles there were set on fire, the police opened fire.
Following this, the Private Schools’ Federation announced a protest in Tamil Nadu condemning the school attack and announcing that primary, matriculation, high schools and CBSE schools would not function.
Now, in a notification issued by the Department of School Education, it has been announced that schools in Tamil Nadu will continue to function as usual and that strict action will be taken against schools that grant holidays arbitrarily.