Hyderabad: BJP has criticized the TRS-led state government over the cabinet’s decision to reopen schools in Telangana. Saffron Party spokeswoman Krishna Sagar Rao said the central government had issued new guidelines COVID-19 unlock the states and union areas and instruct them to take extra precautionary measures while opening up the public and private sectors.
He added that the Telangana government should refrain from making inhumane and irresponsible decisions. He also cited the examples of Delhi, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh where unlocking takes place in a phased manner and the decision is made to hold online classes.
Meanwhile, the National Students Union Of India (NSUI) has also expressed concern over the Telangana government’s decision to reopen the educational institutions from 1 July.
NSUI President Telangana B. Venkat addressed the media and said that schools and colleges should only start after all the students have been vaccinated. He said the hasty call by Prime Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao to reopen the educational institutions could lead to the rapid spread of COVID-19 and could lead to a possible third wave.
Venkat said health and medical experts warned that a third wave could have a serious impact on children. The state government should reconsider its decision in the greater interest of the students and their families, he added.
He announced his further plan, saying NSUI would launch state-wide protests if the state government did not reverse its decision.
Source: The Siasat Daily