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EGS teachers climb atop water tank near SAD’s Baisakhi rally venue

Preventing a major embarrassment for the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), the district administration managed to convince and bring down protesting teachers, who had climbed atop a water tank near the Baisakhi political conference venue of SAD here on Sunday.

punjab Updated: Apr 14, 2016 22:55 IST
HT Correspondent
Protesting teachers atop a water tank at Talwandi Sabo on Sunday.
Protesting teachers atop a water tank at Talwandi Sabo on Sunday. (Sanjeev Kumar/HT)

Preventing a major embarrassment for the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), the district administration managed to convince and bring down protesting teachers, who had climbed atop a water tank near the Baisakhi political conference venue of SAD here on Sunday.

The protesting teachers were recruited by the government under education guarantee scheme (EGS), alternative innovative education and as special trainers.

To raise their demands, five of the protesting teachers, including two women, climbed atop a water tank at Talwandi Sabo at about 5am.

However, the district administration succeeded in bringing down the protesters after negotiations with them as protesters were assured of a meeting with chief minister Parkash Singh Badal.

State committee member of Shaheed Kiranjit Kaur EGS, AIE, STR Teachers’ Union, Veerpal Kaur Sidhana, said the administration had assured them of fixing a meeting with the CM in Chandigarh on April 18 to discuss their demands so they descended from the water tank. She said the police also assured them of cancelling the cases registered against their members after a protest in Bathinda.

Senior superintendent of police Swapan Sharma could not be contacted for comments. Sub-divisional magistrate Varinder Singh said they had given a written assurance to the protesters to fix a meeting with the chief minister on April 18.