National Human Rights Commission takes serious note on Green Field Residential School incident
July 22, 2014 - Hyderabad
National Human Rights Commission taking a serious note on the Green Field Residential School for Blind, Kakinada incident has directed the Chief Secretary of Andhra Pradesh and District Collector to submit a report within 6 weeks. The commission termed the incident as violation of Child rights.
It may be recalled that the Principal T Srinivasa Rao and Correspondent KV Rao have inhumanly beaten the blind students P.Sai (12), P.Surendera (12) and Joseph on July 18 the video of which was released to media on July 21. The school that is situated at Sarpavaram junction in Kakinada was attacked by the parents and relatives of the students and the timely intervention of Police could avert major damage. The District Collector Neethu Prasad who visited the school directed the District Educational Officer Srinivas Reddy to inquire into the incident and submit a report. Meanwhile, the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Nara Chandrababu Naidu too expressed shock over it and directed the administration to take steps to prevent such incidents in future. Police have arrested the duo and a case was registered against them.
TDP leader B Satyanarayana is the chairman of the School. Kakinada Rural MLA P Ananta Lakshmi, District Collector Neetu Prasad, DSP Vijaya Bhaskar Reddy rushed to the school to have first-hand information. The Deputy Chief Minister Nimmakayala Chinnarajappa telephoned the SP and directed to take action.
Minister for Mines, Women and Child Welfare, Peetala Sujata reacts:
Minister for Mines, Women and Child Welfare, Peetala Sujata responding over the incident said that the school has no recognition or permission from the Government. She said that the Correspondent Venkateswara Rao was placed under suspension. She said that Venkateswara Rao being a government employee is in violation of rules is running the school. The minister said that the Greenfield Blind School is under the direct supervision of the District Collector and added that an enquiry will take place on all the schools that runs in the district voluntarily.
Court remands the duo for 14 days
The Thimmapuram police who arrested the School correspondent KV Rao and principal Srinivasa Rao on Monday were produced before the court and were charged under sections.324 IPC read with 34 along with Juvenile( Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000 act. The court ordered them for 14 days judicial custody.