Effigies burnt parents angry RTE admission

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Parents seeking admission under the Right to Education Act (RTE) protested on Saturday and were later taken into police custody, while they were demanding action against schools allegedly denying admission to their children under the RTE act.
The parents were protesting at the BEO office since yesterday.

RTE protest belagaviEffigies of  Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Minister for Primary & Secondary Education Kimmane Ratnakar were burnt for their alleged negligence in this regard.

Protesters alleged that Schools were collecting donations ranging from Rs.30,000 to Rs.50,000 and above for admissions to LKG and UKG standards.

RTE Act was enacted to ensure that no child was denied of his or her right to education. Department had extended the last date from May 20 to 23 for the admissions selected under the first round of RTE Lottery.

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