The snipping of tufts of hair of some children admitted under the Right to Education quota in a school here figured on Thursday at the Karnataka Legislative Council, where the Opposition demanded serious action against the management.

Raising the issue during zero hour, the Congress members alleged that the school management as well as the Karnataka Unaided School Managements Association (Kusma) — which had closed the schools under its umbrella to protest against RTE admissions — were treating the underprivileged children as “untouchables.”

Such an attitude, they said, was a clear violation of the Supreme Court directives in respect of education and children’s rights. They demanded that the government take steps to file contempt of court cases against the school management and Kusma president G. S. Sharma.

They alleged that two schools — theOxford English School in Nandini Layout and the Vidyavardhaka Sangha School in Rajajinagar — had discriminated against students admitted under the RTE quota.