CHITRAL: Senior civil judge Chitral Muhammad Irfan on Monday ordered immediate reopening of Langlands School and College.
The court issued the order on an application filed by parents and students through Abdul Wali Khan Advocate.
The school remains closed on the direction of its British principal since Oct 9 after teachers and other staff launched a protest demanding her removal.
According to the court order, available with ChitralToday, the defendant should reopen the school and restrain from disrupting the education of the students.
“It is alleged that since Oct 9, the defendants have closed the school without any justification and prior notice. As a result, the students and their parents are suffering and education of the students is badly affected,” said the order.
Meanwhile, hours after the court order, the Langlands School and College in its Facebook page announced: “The Langlands School and College first school (Singoor) will reopen on Tuesday 15th October. This section consists of Nursery to Class 4.
The senior schools (boys and girls) will be opened as soon as possible.”
This clearly showed that the school management is not ready to follow the court direction to immediately reopen the school as a whole.