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ABVP school bandh evokes mixed response

ABVP school bandh evokes mixed response
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The ABVP observed schools bandh on Wednesday protesting collection of high fees by the corporate schools across the State. In some areas the schools were closed but in many zones schools functioned without any untoward incident.

Hyderabad: The ABVP observed schools bandh on Wednesday protesting collection of high fees by the corporate schools across the State. In some areas the schools were closed but in many zones schools functioned without any untoward incident.

Speaking on the occasion, ABVP state secretary Ayyappa thanked the parents, school managements and students for making the bandh a big success. He said some 35,000 schools participated in the bandh. The ABVP activists staged protest programmes at district and mandal headquarters. Ayyappa said the success of the bandh made it clear how the parents were facing troubles with the high fees, adding, the small private schools located in rural areas also participated in the bandh.

The ABVP would extend their support to the private schools collecting less fees, he said and alleged that the DPS, HPS, Chirac, Meridian and other corporate schools were collecting lakhs of rupees and asked the government to tell as to what it was doing in this regard. The government was adopting delaying tactics in bringing Fees Control Act. The government heads were sold out to the corporate schools and looting the poor and people from middle class.

Demanding that the government take stringent action and bring a legislation in this regard immediately, he said the fee for 12th class was only Rs 50,000 in Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and Punjab and asked the Telangana government to bring such Acts in the State too. He also demanded that the State government fill 20,000 teacher posts in the government schools to strengthen education. He said the ABVP was thanking BC Welfare Association president R Krishnaiah for extending his full support to the bandh.

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