Assam | Teachers sit-in protest to press for demands, set Sept 30 as deadline


GUWAHATI | September 19, 2018:

To sort out the grievances of the teachers, September 30 has been set as a deadline for the state government by the teachers who are engaged in educating out-of-school students to enrol in with mainstream schools in Assam.

On Monday, teachers' representative under the banner of Jyoti Kendra Sikshakarmi Santha in support of their demands had launched an indefinite hunger strike in front of the office of Sarba Siksha Abhiyan, Kahilipara.

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In the evening, Basistha police rounded them up and kept in the police station where they continued their hunger strike.

President of the organization, Munna Chetia said, "We withdrew our strike only when the executive director of SSA, Dhrubajyoti Das, met and assured us that they would organise a meeting with education minister Siddhartha Bhattacharya. We have sought a solution to our problems by September 30. Otherwise, we will re-launch our protest".