Continuing their protest for the third day running, Employment Guarantee Scheme (EGS) teachers were lathi charged and detained by the local police, after they burnt the effigy of state government and staged a dharna on opposite the water tank on the Mall Road.
The action took place at around 6 in the evening and more than a 100 teachers were detained. Some protesters
climbed atop the after tank and started raising anti-government slogans.
EGS teachers have been demanding jobs from the state government. This, they have claimed, was promised to them by government.
For three days now, protesters are staying on the road around the clock. On Monday, parents of the victim Makkhan Kaur, who allegedly died after getting sick in the protest, held last week, had joined the protest.
Station house officer Kotwali refused to comment on the issue and said, "We don't know about the total number of teachers detained. However, I can safely say that no one has been injured or cane-charged.
Protesters have blocked the road and refused to vacate it, causing inconvenience to commuters."