Nitika Sharma, chairperson of the SDMC education committee, said in a letter to the SDMC director of education that schools should ensure that no student comes to campus in “religious attire”.
Officials from the education department of the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) said on Saturday that no order had been issued to stop students from wearing ‘religious attire’ at school. Earlier, the education committee of the SDMC had asked its education department officials to ensure that no student wearing ‘religious dress’ came to the SDMC school.
Nitika Sharma, chairperson of the education committee of the South Delhi Municipal Corporation, has written a letter to the education director of SDMC in this regard. An SDMC official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told PTI that no such order had been issued. He said the instructions in the chairman’s letter were not the personal opinion of the education department.
“We have not issued any order forbidding the students from wearing religious attire in the school. We have not yet received any letter from the chairman of the education committee not to allow the students to wear religious attire.”
In the letter, Nitika Sharma asked the director of education to instruct all zonal officers that SDMC primary school students should not come in ‘religious attire’ and they were only allowed to enter the school under the prescribed dress code. Will be given
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The SDMC’s decision came days after a parent in the Tukhamirpur area of north-east Delhi asked a government school teacher to remove his daughter’s scarf. Sharma argued that ‘religious dress’ would create a sense of ‘discrimination’ among students attending class later.
The letter claims that the students have been provided with uniforms so that they look beautiful. It said that SDMC would change the color of clothes whenever needed so that there would be no inferiority complex between rich and poor children.
However, he clarified that students can wear ‘religious dress’ during fancy dress competitions or festivals at school. Let us know that SDMC runs about 568 schools up to the fifth grade. About two and a half lakh students study in these schools.