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Joint Movement Body – a umbrella outfit of various teachers organizations in Tripura has approached the High Court seeking permission to hold peaceful sit-in protest to demand their lost jobs bak.

A total of 10,323 government teachers had lost their jobs in March 2020 after the Supreme Court termed their recruitment process faulty.

Since December 7 various teachers organizions have been staging protests, demonstrations for weeks with a demand to reinstate them in their jobs.

The teachers who had been camping in the capital city Agartala for demonstration seeking their jobs back, have been removed by the administration with the help of police.

Bijay Krishna Saha, the Joint Movement Committee leader, said, “We have filed a case in the Tripura High Court seeking permission for holding a peaceful sit-in demonstration to press for our jobs”.

“The district administration denied us permission to stage a demonstration and we approached the high court. The case is expected to come up for initial hearing soon,” he added.

Saha told media that they have filed a complaint case with the National Human Rights Commission in the state against gross huma rights violation commited by police on the protesters who were protesting in a peaceful, democratic manner.

Saha alleged that police had assaulted women agitators even the children had been subjected to physical assult.

he teachers approached the high court seeking permission to launch an agitation programme again, while they filed a complaint before the Human Rights Commission about the police attacking them on January 27.

A total of 10,323 teachers had lost their jobs in March 2020 after the Supreme Court termed their recruitment process faulty.

The teachers had been camping in Agartala since December 7 and demanding their jobs back.

However, after 51 days of the agitation programme the police and administration took action and removed them from there.

Also read: Clashes with protesters: Police book 12 Tripura teachers

“We have filed a case in the Tripura High Court seeking permission for holding a peaceful sit-in demonstration to press for our jobs,” said Bijay Krishna Saha, a teacher and leader of the Joint Movement Committee that is spearheading the teachers’ organization.

“The district administration denied us permission to stage a demonstration and we approached the high court. The case is expected to come up for initial hearing soon,” he said.

Saha also said that the case with the state Human Rights Commission has been filed against gross human rights violation committed by police on peaceful and democratic agitators on the morning of January 27 when even women agitators along with their children had been physically assaulted.

In 2018, during the last state assembky election BJP had promised to promised to recruit back the teachers by amending an existing law.

In Tripura BJP is now in power, though it never materialized

he teachers approached the high court seeking permission to launch an agitation programme again, while they filed a complaint before the Human Rights Commission about the police attacking them on January 27.

However, after 51 days of the agitation programme the police and administration took action and removed them from there.

Also read: Clashes with protesters: Police book 12 Tripura teachers

“We have filed a case in the Tripura High Court seeking permission for holding a peaceful sit-in demonstration to press for our jobs,” said Bijay Krishna Saha, a teacher and leader of the Joint Movement Committee that is spearheading the teachers’ organization.

“The district administration denied us permission to stage a demonstration and we approached the high court. The case is expected to come up for initial hearing soon,” he said.

Saha also said that the case with the state Human Rights Commission has been filed against gross human rights violation committed by police on peaceful and democratic agitators on the morning of January 27 when even women agitators along with their children had been physically assaulted.

In 2018, before voted to power, during the last state assembly election BJP had promised to accomodate the teachers by amending an existing law before the, though it never materialized.

Former four-time Tripura Chief Minister Manik sarkar accused the BJP of contriving ‘conspiracy’ against the teachers.

“The BJP leaders before the 2018 Assembly polls conspired against these 10,323 government teachers and filed petitions before the Supreme Court and promised to regularise their jobs if they come to power. But nothing has been done for these hapless teachers,” said sarkar.