For five years, students at SNMHSS school in Malappuram have allegedly been studying in dark classroom with no ventilation. The windows in their classrooms, they allege, have been boarded up because they look into the residence of former Kerala Education Minister Abdu Rabb.
Student groups are now on a protest demanding that the windows be opened.
The Student Federation of India (SFI) Malappuram Unit allege that it was former Kerala Education Minister Abdu Rabb’s decision to close down the windows as they all face his house.
“The minister had earlier alleged that some students were looking into his house from the windows. It was after that, five years ago all the windows were closed. His cousin brother is one of the managers of the school,” SFI district President Shyam Kumar said.
The school management, however, claims that the windows were boarded up for renovation. “Are they renovating the building for the last five years?” Shyam said.
Speaking to The News Minute, Abdu Rabb denied the allegations stating that he was being targeted for political reasons.
“There is no such issue at all. All allegations have been raised for political motives. I have not asked to close down any windows,” He told TNM.
Meanwhile, SFI has announced that if the windows are not opened within two weeks they would start a protest together with the students of the school.