Karnataka: H Anjeneya, Minister for Social Welfare in the state of Karnataka on Wednesday, gave a crude analogy for the private educational institutions selling education without any humanitarian concerns. Anjeneya compared certain private educational institutions to prostitution.
The Social Welfare Minister of Karnataka said that although the introduction and assimilation of the Right to Education (RTE) had provided education to children deprived of it in backward classes, many schools weren’t holding back in torturing parents and for misbehaviour with the students.
Anjeneya said, “After introduction of RTE, many deprived children of backward class are getting education. While giving this RTE quota to those people, many schools are torturing the parents. Parents and children have come to us and pleaded and complained about the behaviour of the schools. I am pointing to all those kind of private schools that, there should be some kind of humanity, morality and ideologies. Education should not become business. Education institutes who sell education, torture parents are worse than prostitution.”
Right to Education is an Act of the Parliament of India enacted on 4 August 2009, which describes the modalities of the importance of free and compulsory education for children between 6 and 14 in India under Article 21A of the Indian Constitution, as per sources.