HRCM urge against protests near schools

Ahmed Hamdhoon, Haveeru Online
Mar 15, 2012 - 01:46
  • MDP supporters protesting during the visit of President Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan Manik to Hiriya School:HRCM has expressed concern over protests near the vicinity of schools. HAVEERU FILE PHOTO

Human Rights Commission of the Maldives (HRCM) Wednesday has urged against protests in the vicinity of schools during sessions and called on law enforcement authorities to stymie entry of protesters to such areas.

President of HRCM Mariyam Azra said that even if the emotional experience is considered, children must be kept away from the unstable political activities and stressed that actions such as protesting near schools must be bunged.

“Actions and sounds that strike fear in children is an infringement of their protection and hence protests must not be held near schools. It’s important that police cordon off the area surrounding schools during protests which would block protesters from coming near schools,” HRCM president said.

Schools have always complained about protests by various parties during school hours and on some instances the protests have caused interruptions and cancellation of school sessions.

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