Police fired water cannons and also resorted to mild cane charge to disperse Haryana computer teachers, who staged a protest to press for their long pending demands in Sector 5 on Tuesday.
These teachers, including women, who have been protesting for about five months, gathered at Bella Vista Chowk and started raising slogans against the authorities. Police asked them to disburse and after they refused, police were forced to use water cannon. The teachers were protesting for reinstatement of around 3000 teachers who were terminated from their service.
In the action that lasted for around 25 minutes, the protesters faced the wrath of police and some of them even swept away in water. As many as six fire tenders were called on the spot for refilling the water cannon.
A total of 17 persons, including four women and two cops, sustained injuries. They were rushed to the government hospital in Sector 6 from where four persons, including three women, were referred to the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER).
Balram Dhiman, president, computer teachers’ association, also sustained injuries. He said, "Since the government is not listening to us, we will continue to protest on Wednesday as well." The teachers even faced mild cane charging.