PTI teachers climb atop water tank, threaten to commit suicide

PTI teachers climb atop water tank, threaten to commit suicide

Unemployed physical training instructors protest atop a water tank near Sohana in Mohali. Tribune Photo: Vicky

Mohali, October 17

The unemployed physical training instructors climbed atop an overhead water tank to protest state government’s “failure” to fulfil their demands.

According to information, 646 unemployed PTI were sitting on the protest against the government.

President of the Unemployed Physical Training Instructors Union Gurlabh Singh, alias Bhola, said five of the protesting teachers climbed atop the 26-feet high overhead water tank. They are on hunger strike, he added.

The coordination committee of unemployed PTI Teachers Union declared that their five members had climbed atop the water tank around 2am, taking the Mohali Administration and the police by surprise.

The five protesters have threatened to commit suicide if their demands are not met, stated the coordination committee.

Gulab Singh said earlier Pargat Singh, when he was just a MLA, had promised them to get their appointments regularised. He also said if he becomes the minister, he will get it done at the earliest, claimed Singh.

“After becoming the minister, Pargat Singh has forgot his promise,” said Singh. “We have already submitted a memorandum of demands to the state government.”

Meanwhile, District Magistrate Isha Kalia issued orders for allowing peaceful protests at four designated places in the district, including Dasehra Ground, Phase 8, Mohali; Panchayat land at Chappar Chiri Kalan, Mohali; football ground at Darpan City, Kharar; and at vacant land near Focal Point, Mubarakpur Road, Dera Bassi.

Kalia said the failure to adhere to the directions would attract criminal penalty as per the provisions of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 and the relevant provisions of the IPC. — TNS

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