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Dera verdict tomorrow: Okhla parents in two minds about sending children to school

As Delhi is on high alert ahead of tomorrow’s sentencing of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in a rape case, many parents in Okhla are in two minds about sending their children to schools or not. Rakeb, who gave only one name, said she is yet to decide whether to send my son to school or not tomorrow.

There are other parents in the locality who may not send their children to school despite no official order coming to them.

It is important to mention here that on Friday, a Noida-based school had sent a message to parents informing them about the cancellation of the PTM. “There have been reports of disturbances and as a precautionary step, the PTM (6 to 12 scheduled for tomorrow that means on Saturday has been called off,’ wrote a message from the school.

Okhla-based resident Malik Ghufran Rumi wrote this on his timeline: “जिलाधिकारी गौतम बुद्ध नगर बीएन सिंह ने जानकारी देते हुए अवगत कराया है कि वर्तमान परिस्थितियों को दृष्टिगत रखते हुए जनपद गौतम बुद्ध नगर में कोई भी स्कूल संस्थान बंद करने की आवश्यकता नहीं है । अतः जिला प्रशासन की ओर से स्कूल बंद करने के कोई आदेश नहीं दिए गए हैं। 28 अगस्त को जनपद के समस्त शैक्षिक संस्थान सामान्य दिनों की भांति खुले रहेंगे। जनपद में स्थिति सामान्य है। राकेश चौहान अपर जिला सूचना अधिकारी गौतम बुद्ध नगर”

Delhi has been put on high alert and the police have heightened vigil.

Madhur Verma, Delhi Police’s Public Relations Officer, said additional forces have been deployed in sensitive areas and senior officers are keeping a tight vigil, reported PTI.

Police said extra measures will be taken place, like deployment of Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) teams and reserve forces were taken. Flag marches were conducted in some areas including northeast Delhi.

The Dera head has been lodged in a makeshift jail in Rohtak since his conviction and the quantum of punishment will be pronounced on August 28.

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