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Parents take to Twitter to protest ban on online learning

A group of parents in Karnataka, on Sunday participated in a ‘TweetStorm’ to protest the ban imposed by the State government on online classes for students up to class 7.

In a span of three hours, more than 7,000 parents took to Twitter to voice their dissent with the hashtag #righttolearn. Many of them also tagged Primary and Secondary Education Minister S. Suresh Kumar and urged him to revoke the ban.

Parents argued that the government’s decision went against a child’s right to education and violated their right to decide what was best for their children.

Online learning has divided parents with many also opposing it. The government has formed a committee to frame guidelines on the dos and don’ts of online learning and to ensure that children who do not have access to smartphones and laptops are not left behind.

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Printable version | Jul 7, 2020 2:04:00 PM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/bangalore/parents-take-to-twitter-to-protest-ban-on-online-learning/article31827586.ece

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