Parental pressure to be blamed: SC's big statement on student deaths in Kota
PTC News Desk: The Supreme Court said on Monday that "intense competition" and "pressure" from parents on their children preparing for competitive exams are the main reasons for the rising number of student deaths across the country.
A bench of justices Sanjiv Khanna and SVN Bhatti, hearing a plea that sought regulation of the mushrooming coaching institutes and cited data on student self-harm, expressed helplessness and said the judiciary cannot pass directions in such a scenario.
"These are not easy things. Pressure from parents is behind all these incidents. More than the children, it is the parents who are putting pressure on them. How can the court pass directions in such a scenario," the bench said.
"Although, most of us will not want any coaching institute to be there, look at the conditions of schools. There is intense competition and students have no other option but to go to these coaching institutes."
The bench stated that it is aware of the situation, but that it cannot issue orders, and that the petitioner should instead approach the government with his suggestions.
- With inputs from agencies