The Delhi High Court on Thursday issued notices to the Delhi Government on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) petition alleging that the government schools in capital’s North-East district are holding classes only for two hours or on alternate days [Social Jurist, a civil rights group v Govt of NCT of Delhi]. .A Division Bench of Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice Subramonium Prasad has directed the government to file its response within three weeks and listed the case for further consideration on December 7..Advocate Santosh Tripathi appeared for the government and submitted that government is alive of the situation and there is an issue of availability of land and infrastructure in the area which is being looked into. He added that after Covid-19 pandemic a lot of students are joining government schools. The court asked him to file his response to the plea. .The PIL has been filed by an organisation named Social Juristict, a civil rights group, through advocate Kumar Utkarsh stating that the lack of teaching is affecting nearly one lakh students studying in the area.The plea said that they have written to the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal as well as Lieutenant Governor but no action has been taken.“The inaction on part of the government violates fundamental right of education of students as guaranteed under Articles 14, 21 and 21-A of the Constitution of India read withs provisions of Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009,” the petition said.