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HC refuses contempt proceedings against teachers

CHENNAI: The Madras prime court docket on Friday made it transparent that it cannot begin contempt for court docket complaints in opposition to government academics in Tamil Nadu who are boycotting work along with other government staff beneath the JACTO-GEO (Joint Action Committee of Teachers’ Organisation–Government Employees Organisation) banner, because the strike has no longer been stayed or declared illegal.
"This court has only directed them to return to work by January 25 in the interest of children. It is for the government to monitor and take appropriate action against those who flout the order," a department bench of Justice M Sathyanarayanan and Justice P Rajamanickam mentioned.

The bench made the remark whilst refusing to allow an pressing point out made via petitioner's counsel, Naveen Kumar Murthi, to move a contempt of court docket plea in opposition to the lecturers.

On January 23, the bench passed an interim order directing the federal government academics who are on strike to resume work no longer later than January 25.

The court docket passed the interim order on a plea moved via Gokul, a Class XII pupil, in quest of to stall the strike introduced via JACTO-GEO, owing to board examinations and to be sure that categories and revision examinations are carried out as consistent with schedule.

The strike began on January 22.

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