The Supreme Court today agreed to hear on Friday a plea filed by two women lawyers seeking implementation of existing guidelines to ensure safety and well-being of children in schools across the country. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices Amitava Roy and A M Khanwilkar said that it has already issued notice on a similar plea filed by the father of the child, who was brutally murdered at Gurgaon’s Ryan International School. The bench said, the court will tag writ petition with the earlier one and fixed the PIL for hearing on 15 September.
The lawyers, in their petition had also sought setting up of a committee headed by a former apex court judge for suggesting guidelines to be framed and implemented under the observance of the top court. Yesterday, the court had issued notice to the Centre, the Haryana police, CBSE and the CBI on a plea filed by the father of the child seeking a CBI probe into the matter. A Class 2 student of the high-profile Ryan International School in Gurgaon was found dead on the morning of September 8.