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Patiala: Several injured after teachers' protest turns violent


PATIALA: As many as nine policemen and over a dozen teachers had been injured throughout a protest demonstration in Patiala on Sunday.

A lot of contractual teachers had reached the city, the place of birth of CM Amarinder Singh, to stage protest that took a violent flip when the police used water cannons to disperse them as they tried to march towards Singh's place of dwelling.

The police later cane charged the protesters throughout which quite a few them were given injured. In retaliation, the protesting teachers also tried to break the barricades arrange by the police leaving nine law enforcement officials, together with SP (Headquarters) SS Virk injured.

The clash took place in entrance of Baba Buddha Dal faculty.

Patiala SSP Mandeep Singh Sidhu and deputy commissioner Kumar Amit immediately rushed to the spot to take stock of the placement.

SSP said that law enforcement officials had been injured after teachers attacked the police. He said that the police didn't resort to canecharge.

The teachers were agitating towards the state executive's new coverage of regularisation during which they're being asked to sign up for on a per 30 days wage of Rs 15,300.

Recently, the Sanjha Adhyapak Morcha and Panjab Bachao Manch had made up our minds to protest underneath the banner of Adhyapak Sangharsh committee wherein a lot of contractual teachers demanded regularisation.

Teachers claimed that in spite of the release of the finances by the ministry of human useful resource and building (MHRD), the government slashed the salaries of the academics who didn’t settle for its be offering on new phrases. They claimed that already quite a few teachers underneath RMSA and SSA had been running on contractual foundation for the past a few years and had been drawing salaries as much as Rs 45,000.

Devinder Punia, the co-convener of teachers' union, said, “The executive has paid no heed to our calls for and really cunningly they made quite a few teachers join on new phrases and prerequisites. We were protesting since long, however chief minister Captain Amarinder has not met us till now. Today, the police cane-charged us leaving over 3 dozens teachers injured.”

The police had prior information about the protest rally and had even appealed the academics to not protest on the instance of Basant Panchami. The teachers had, previous, planned to hold out the protest from Veer Haqiat flooring to YPS Chowk however later changed the course close to Fountain Chowk, to circumvent the police. The police, alternatively, shifted their water-cannon vans and anti-riot cars to the new spot.


Meanwhile, CM Amarinder Singh has confident the academics and different workers of early solution of their calls for.


On Sunday he appealed to the protesters to shun the trail of agitation and have endurance, as the state executive was once committed to discovering an amicable technique to their pending calls for.


Singh said the workers must take into account that in spite of the unprecedented financial crises being faced by the state, the government was once doing the whole lot in its power to unravel the problems of the workers. He said that agitations will not lead to any positive solution and talks will quickly be held to have the option out.


Underlining that each one workers, together with teachers, had been essentially the most intrinsic a part of society, the CM confident them that the cupboard sub-committee formed underneath well being minister Brahm Mahindra was once already running to discover a technique to their calls for. The chief minister said that he too would quickly meet the representatives of quite a lot of workers’ our bodies to unravel their issues.


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