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STGT/STPGT: Protesting youths face police action, arrested

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By TC News Desk

Agartala Nov 08: Qualified unemployed youths continue to face high-handedness of police in course of their democratic protest during the BJP regime in Tripura.On Tuesday, once again hundreds of aspiring teachers protesting for jobs were forcefully arrested and put under detention.

The agitating youths including those who have successfully cracked the selection test for graduate teachers and would be directly posted for teaching the students of Class 9 and 10, gathered in front of Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath’s residence seeking all together recruitment.

However, police and TSR jawans were pressed into action to clear the protests and detain the agitators.

Meanwhile the agitators said, “Many schools are reeling under a severe crisis of teachers, which is the biggest stumbling block towards the state government’s slogan of ‘quality education’ for all”.

Besides the youths were resented with the fact when they had been told by the authorities that the department was planning to conduct fresh exams instead of recruiting the existing qualified candidates based on the requirement requirements in the department. This has further aggravated the aspiring teachers who thought that their efforts to crack the exam earlier we in vain.

The youths added, “All of us who have gathered here have cracked the exams securing marks above the qualifying ceiling. But we are not getting jobs due to reasons unknown to us. We have been running pillar to post for over a month now. Sometimes trying to meet the Finance Minister, sometimes the education minister and we have even talked to Cabinet spokesperson and ICA minister Sushanta Chowdhury. The ministers have assured to help us but we haven’t seen any concrete steps for initiating the recruitment process so far”.

“We have come here to know if the government is considering giving us a remedy or if there is no scope of getting jobs. The education minister should give a clear answer. Until then our protests will continue here,” said protesters.The youths strongly condemned the role of police and slammed the state government and the cabinet ministers for taking complete U-turn from their promises.

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