‘Angry’ college teachers hit Shillong streets demanding reinstatement of Prof Jefferyson

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SHILLONG | July 02, 2019:

The teachers of various colleges in the city on Tuesday hit the streets in protest against the termination of a teacher of St Edmund's College (SEC) as well as other anomalies by the SEC management.

The teachers of the reputed St. Edmund's College (SEC) was joined by teachers of other colleges like St Anthony's College, Shillong College, Women's College, Seng Khasi College and others.

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The 'disappointed' and 'angry' teachers converged at the Additional Secretariat Parking Lot since morning to demand the reinstatement of Prof Jeffreyson Wahlang, who has been relieved of his services from SEC without 'valid reason.'

It may be mentioned that the Meghalaya College Teacher's Association (MCTA) unit of St Edmund's College had gone on an indefinite strike to protest against the termination of one of their colleague since July 01.

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On Monday, the teachers a protest inside the campus of St Edmund's college in support of the teacher.

President of the St Edmund's unit of the MCTA, Malcolm Tariang said that the protest against the management of the college was brewing since 2012.

Tariang said that the teacher was terminated just because he participated in a black flag protest in the college in May.

The protest was also supported by the National Students Union of India (NSUI).

(Detailed report awaited)