BY TC News Desk
Agartala Dec 17: The retrenched teachers of Tripura are continuing their fight for justice. In a bid to remind the Prime Minister and the state government of its promise made to the sacked teachers prior 2018 assembly polls, a group of retrenched 10,323 teachers under the banner of Joint Movement Committee (JMC) staged a demonstration at the Paradise Chowmani area of the capital city on Saturday.
The participating sacked teachers urged the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take immediate steps towards resolving their issue as he will be visiting the state on Sunday.They further asked the state government to keep the 2018-pre election promise and to deal with the matter on humanitarian ground and give their jobs back.
“We too don’t want protests. Our families are starving to death. Teachers who used to teach in schools are now driving tom-tom, selling vegetables, meat and fish. We are not getting salaries for 36 months, 147 of us have died so far and many of them committed suicides”, said one terminated 10,323 teacher.
The sacked teachers alleged that following the meeting between the state government and the legal experts on the issue, no further discussion or development in the matter was carried out in a situation where assembly elections are knocking at the door.
The retrenched teachers demanded the Prime Minister to solve the issue as he reaches the state tomorrow.