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Thursday, 20 June 2024 12.20 PM IST

Protest against end of single-girl child reservation; Union Education Minister should intervene, says V Sivankutty

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Protests are araising against the abolition of reservation for seats to 'single-girl child' in Kendriya Vidyalayas. The single-girl child reservation was praised for its objectives of promoting female education and gender equality and preventing female foeticide.

Education Minister V Sivankutty expressed deep concern over the Union Education Ministry's decision to end single-girl child reservation in Kendriya Vidyalayas in the admission process for the academic year 2024-25. This benefit was suddenly removed without proper justification. Sivankutty demanded that the decision be reconsidered and the Union Education Minister should intervene to restore the reservation.

J Prabhas, former Head of Department of Political Science, Kerala University, told Kerala Kaumudi that the decision shows the two-facedness of the BJP, which preaches the upliftment of women. Save Education Committee State Vice President M Shajarkhan said that this action makes it clear that Beti Bachao or Beti Padhao is only an election stunt of NDA. There are 1200 Kendriya Vidyalayas all over India.

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