The Delhi High Court on Monday expressed dissatisfaction with the education department of the Delhi government over “inadequate” infrastructure and other amenities, such as textbooks and furniture, in government schools located in Delhi’s northeast district.The court observed that the condition of these schools was “terrible”. The schools mentioned in the report include GGSSS Khajoori Khas, GGSSS East GokalPur, SKV C-1 Yamuna Vihar, SKV Khajoori Khas, GGSSS Sonia Vihar, newly constructed SKV Sriram Colony Khajoori Khas, GGSSS Bhajanpura, GGSSS Dayalpur, GGSSS Sabhapur, and SKV KhaderBadarpur. A division bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Manmohan and Justice ManmeetPritam Singh Arora took cognisance of a report presented by advocate Ashok Agarwal, representing the petitioner NGO ‘Social Jurist, A Civil Rights Group’. The bench had instructed Agarwal to visit the schools in the district during the previous hearing. The bench reviewed a “scathing” report submitted by lawyer Ashok Agarwal, who visited these schools and claimed several discrepancies, such as “broken desks,” a “serious shortage of classrooms,” and insufficient books and writing materials.

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