Chandigarh Police use teargas, water cannons to stop protesting Punjab schoolteachers

Demanding that their services be regularised, temporary teachers have been protesting outside the Punjab School Education Board building in Mohali for the past several days

Chandigarh, July 6

Police on Tuesday lobbed teargas shells and used water cannons to disperse schoolteachers as they tried to force their way through barricades put up on the Chandigarh-Mohali border in a bid to reach Punjab CM Amarinder Singh's official residence here.

Police clash with non-permanent teachers at a protest in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Vicky

Demanding that their services be regularised, temporary teachers have been protesting outside the Punjab School Education Board building in Mohali for the past several days. 

Under the banner of the Temporary Teachers' Union, they had planned to lay siege to the official residence of the Punjab CM to press for their demands.

A protester faints after a clash with police at a demonstration by non-permanent teachers in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Vicky

When scores of protesting teachers, including women, tried to force their way through barricades, Chandigarh Police used water cannons and teargas shells to prevent them from heading towards the CM's residence.

Police use water cannons on non-permanent teachers hold a protest in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Vicky

The protesting teachers claimed that some of them suffered injuries. 

They also raised slogans against the Punjab government. — PTI

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