Despite the BJP-led State government’s promise to take steps to ensure the continuation of 10,323 teachers in government jobs, police arrested 310 protesting teachers on Wednesday, while a few others fell ill.
“We have arrested 310 teachers for unlawful sit-in and demonstration at different places in state capital Agartala. The detained teachers will be released before evening hours after completing formalities,” a police official said.
The official said the State has promulgated Section 144 of the CrPC to prevent mass and public gatherings in view of coronavirus scare.
The former Left Front government recruited these 10323 teachers during the period from 2010 to 2014.
As per the Supreme Court verdict, 10,323 teachers will lose their jobs by March 31 in Tripura.
Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb and Education and Law Minister Ratan Lal Nath had said that the state government in consultation with the Centre were trying to take appropriate steps in the interest of these teachers.
Opposition Congress and Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) have been demanding protection of these teachers’ jobs by making suitable alternative arrangements.