The Leaflet

| @theleaflet_in | May 10,2019

[dropcap]A[/dropcap] two-judge bench of the Supreme Court, comprising Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Sanjiv Khanna today issued notice to the Arvind Kejriwal- led Government of NCT of Delhi on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) challenging its decision to install CCTV cameras in classrooms.

Invoking the right to privacy among other things to challenge the decision to install the CCTV cameras, petitioner Amber Tickoo, a third-year law student, submitted before the court that adolescent students would get traumatised with such an arrangement in the classrooms.

The Court has also issued notice on an interim prayer seeking immediate stay on the decision to install around 1.5 lakh CCTV cameras in classrooms.

Last year, the Delhi government’s Expenditure Finance Committee (EFC) had approved the installation of around 1.46 lakh CCTV cameras in state-run schools, a move aimed at ensuring the safety of students.

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