Shocking! This School Demanded A Sum Of 1 Crore From A 14 Year Student! Reason Would Shock You ! ~ Scrap Everyone

Shocking! This School Demanded A Sum Of 1 Crore From A 14 Year Student! Reason Would Shock You !

This incident occurred in Agra’s St. Francis Convent School! The school has asked this 14 year old student Mohd Shahzan to pay Rs.1 crore as part of ‘Defamation’ charges.

Sagir Ahmed, Shahzan’s father blamed the school for ‘purposely’ failing his son, who was studying in Class VIII, and not revealing any details of the report card even after repeated reminders. Sagir had also sought the interference of State Education Department in order to get the papers rechecked. However, the school didn’t agree to both his terms. Hence, on 18th of April Sagir’s lawyer, HD Saxena sent a legal notice to school on the behalf of his son.
Sagir stated that the school was insisting on removing his son from the school rolls and was going to issue a transfer certificate. He stated “this was violates of the HRD ministry’s rules that debar schools from failing children from Class I to Class VIII”
Sagir even approached Joint Director Education which ordered the school to release his son’s marks, but still the school hasn’t followed the orders.

What did the legal notice say?

In the notice, Sagir stated that the principal had failed his son purposely since he had once refused to pay an amount that the school had illegally demanded from him. Sagir stated that he had enough evidence of the same. Even the copy of HRD Ministry’s rules that states “no student shall be detained from class I to VIII” was attached.

Retaliation to the notice!

In retaliation to this notice, a defamation notice has been sent to Shahzan by the school’s advocate, Surendra Kumar Gupta, claiming that the allegations made on the school were frivolous and false which had led to lowering of reputation and goodwill. A payment of 1 crore is demanded with 1 percent interest per month. The amount has to be paid within 15 days, failing which, the school threatened to take ‘legal action’.
The defamation notice that was sent on the 6th of May read “the provisions of the HRD Ministry’s circular “is not binding in nature nor it is the law of land” and “not enforceable against the said institution (St Francis Convent School, Ghatia Azam Khan), being minority institution based on religion”.
It also states “even under law the joint educational director Agra region had no authority to seek any report from my client relating to student (your client)”. The notice claims that the “academic root of Mohd Shahzan was very weak and at the request of his father Sagir Ahmed the institute issued TC to his father”.
Efforts to contact Sr Santina, the principal of the school proved futile. An RTI activist, Dhanvan Gupta has taken up this matter and he states “we will fight for justice for Shahzan”.
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