High Court refuses to stop online classes in TN

Madras High Court today said that there is no restriction in conducting online classes for students in Tamilnadu.

The court however mentioned that the timings and rules framed by the State and Central governments should be followed strictly.

Asserting that the health of children is more important than anything else, the Madras high court had recently said schools conducting online classes must refrain from conducting tests and exams and doling out assignments and homework at least till resumption of physical classes.

A division bench of Justice M M Sundresh and Justice R Hemalatha made the observations on Thursday when hearing a batch of public interest writ petitions to regulate online classes.

Also, the court had wondered on how the state is going to address the issues faced by the tribal school students residing in hilly areas who are facing difficulties in attending the online classes. The court also raised several questions about the inequality in the education system that has developed further due to the introduction of online classes directed the state to file a detailed report by Thursday.

The two-member bench of MM Sundresh and R Hemalatha also sought to know how the state government is going to ensure that the order by the state on the online class is being followed by the schools in true spirit.