Former Andhra Pradesh chief minister and principal opposition leader Nara Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday condemned the alleged demolition of a school for specially-abled children in the port city of Visakhapatnam recently.
“The latest in the demolition acts of this government in Visakhapatnam is appalling and disgusting. It is sad that the Government has targeted Hidden Sprouts, a no-profit school for children with different intellectual and physical abilities,” wrote Naidu in a letter to chief secretary Aditya Nath Das.
According to the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) supremo, the school was leased by the Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) in 2013 with two rooms and was serving 190 students, most of them from financially unstable families.
Naidu alleged that government authorities demolished the temporary sheds and seized the school premises on Sunday.
“The demolition has been carried out against the principles of natural justice without giving any written notice. It is a shame that such an atrocious act was allowed to (be) committed in a civilised society,” he alleged.