Police stop agitating teachers from entering Chandigarh

Police stop agitating teachers from entering Chandigarh

The police stop teachers marching from Mohali to Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Vicky

Tribune News Service
Mohali, July 21

Elementary teachers staged a sit-in at the Majra T-point here today. The protesting teachers tried to block the road leading to the Punjab CM’s house in Siswan.

The teachers are demanding reinstatement of their pension scheme, regularisation of temporary teachers’ services and restoration of their dearness allowance.

They raised slogans against the CM, the Finance Minister and the Congress government.

In Mohali, members of the Temporary Teachers Unions, including ETT (elementary teacher training) and TET (teacher eligibility test) qualified teachers, broke the police barricading near the YPS chowk and moved towards the Chandigarh border where the UT police stopped them with barricades. This is the third time protesting teachers have tried to break the barricades and enter Chandigarh.

The police, in the presence of UT SSP Kuldeep Singh Chahal, were seen holding a banner, cautioning the violators of legal action in case they tried to enter Chandigarh. Later, the protesting teachers resumed their dharna outside the PSEB building in Phase-8.

Sources said a high-level meeting is scheduled tomorrow to resolve the issue.

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