The recognized schools' association in Hyderabad today declared that they would not support the bandh call given by YSR Congress party on August 31. The president of the association, Srinivas Reddy has said that so far the schools were kept closed for eight days in the wake of several protests and strikes. Therefore, the schools will function on August 31, he added. He has also said that they earlier approached the Andhra Pradesh High Court to give exemption to schools from strikes, the court agreed. Further, he said the association met the DGP and handed over the verdict copy of the High Court to him. They asked the DGP to ensure that the schools function on 31st, added Srinivas. The sources said police gave assurance that steps would be taken to make sure that all schools across the state will function normally on that day. YSR Congress party is yet to respond on this.
Several eminent educationists were opposed to the idea of bandhs. They said bandhs would not only hamper the education but even send across wrong signals to the students. As long bandhs and strikes are entertained in the country, education in the country would keep going for a toss, they added.