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PIL in SC seeks guidelines regarding online virtual classes

Lawstreet Journal 30 Sep 2020 11:19pm

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A public interest litigation (PIL) has been filed before the Supreme Court seeking a direction to the Union of India (UOI) to issue comprehensive guidelines with respect to online virtual classes through video conferencing among children as there could be a threat to them exposed to obnoxious materials available on the internet. The petition was filed by Dr. Nand Kishore Garg, through his lawyer, Shashank Deo Sudhi.

The petitioner claimed that the small children are exposed to obnoxious materials available on the internet and countless open websites which have a serious bearing on the all-rounded growth and development of the children. Sudhi sought a direction that the respondents be ordered immediately to discontinue the online classes until the formulation of comprehensive guidelines for hosting online classes in a completely encrypted and safeguarded manner. He also further sought that the guidelines should have a proper mechanism to prevent the accessibility of numerous internet-driven prohibited websites while the online classes through video conferencing in session.

Sudhi further sought a direction that the respondents, including the UOI, should be directed to evolve a proper mechanism for ensuring the computer devices for the children of economically weaker section of the society who had been completely discriminated inaccessibility of online learning during the lockdown when the schools are completely closed. The petitioner had filed the present PIL out of growing concern of the vulnerability among small school children towards cyber predators and other online driven pornographic open websites which are having a serious bearing on the educational… Continue Reading...

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