The Delhi High Court on Thursday refused to grant an interim stay on the Delhi government’s decision to install closed-circuit television cameras in state-run school classrooms, India Legal reported. It will next hear the petition challenging the government’s decision on December 13.
The government told the court on Thursday that the footage from CCTV cameras would be password-protected and only parents will be able to access it. The government said it would propose guidelines on monitoring the footage.
The counsel for petitioner Daniel George said even the passwords can be hacked and privacy can be breached. George has asked the court to quash the government’s decision.
The government has earlier defended the move, which was announced in January, saying it would check incidents of sexual abuse and bullying as well as absenteeism of teachers.