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10, 323 begins indefinite hunger strike, demands solution


By TC News Desk

Agartala: October 20. The terminated 10, 323 teachers of Tripura began their indefinite hunger on Thursday demanding the government to send them back to school as they claimed that they didn’t lose their job.

Speaking with reporters a terminated teacher said some unemployed youth filed a PIL with the High Court of Tripura and the high court has given an order. “Before the final judgment of the High Court the then Left Front government announced that 10, 323 teachers have lost their job. Later it was moved to Supreme Court and the apex court upheld High Court’s judgment. Because the education department in 2017 the 10, 323 were terminated”.

He however claimed that the then government has illegally terminated them . “During that time the then government didn’t listen to us. However later we were again appointed on an ad-Hoc basis and worked till 2020. In 2018 the BJP has promised that they will solve the problem of 10, 323 if the party came into power. However so far nothing has been done”, he said.

The teacher has informed that later they filed an RTI with the Supreme Court of India regarding their issues and in the RTI it was clearly mentioned they were not part of the case and didn’t lose their job.

“Again and again we have said that we didn’t lose our job as the case was against only 38 teachers. We have demanded so many times through peaceful protest but no one has decided so again we have decided to hold an indefinite hunger strike demanding to solve the problem and to take initiative to send the teachers back to school”, the teacher added.

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