Indian Express | 30/05/2020 10:35 AM | Click to read full article
On Tuesday, Atul Vohra, a parent from Sector 52, addressed a letter to the Prime Minister asking permission to “sell his kidney for paying school fees”. In the letter, Vohra stated that he lost his job due to the lockdown and struggles to support his family of five members, unable to pay “his house rent, monthly EMIs, insurance premiums, medical expenses and basic utility bill”. Though not all parents have taken such a drastic recourse to protest against school fees, parents have been regularly protesting outside private schools against the hiked fees that the schools are charging, even amid the lockdown. Can private schools demand fees now?