"Our district has the lowest literacy rate in Punjab and its students are denied seats in good colleges because of their poor scores," said another protesting student. "How can we perform well without teacher. Why should the personal tussle between the school head and teacher be our loss."
"The government is least bothered about the students in government schools," said Amarjit Singh, sarpanch of Kulana. Baljit Singh was transferred after the school head complained to the district education officer (secondary) that the teacher did not abide by rules and regulations.