Punjab teachers protest: Among all of the unemployed teachers who marched towards Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh’s residence on June 8 to demand jobs, 150 were detained and were “cane-charged” by Patiala police, according to report.
The teachers, who are reported to be Elementary Teacher Training (ETT) and Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) qualified were obstructed by the police while they marched towards the Chief Minister’s residence and the movement that took place near YPS Chowk was restricted immediately.
Following the intervention by the police, the protestors reportedly blocked the Patiala-Sangrur road near Passiana village and clashed with the police once again. The obstruction was dispersed again by the police.
Union state president Deepak Kumar said, “We were holding a peaceful protest when police used force to remove us.” He added that despite multiple assurances by the Government, they failed to provide the youth with jobs in Government schools.
Unemployed Punjab Teachers Protest
The protestors demanded a notification for recruitment on all 12,000 vacant posts and an increase in the upper age limit to 42 years. They also demanded the reconsideration of the Education Department’s decision to allow B.Ed graduates to apply for the posts of ETT teachers.
ASHA Workers Protest Demanding Spike In Payment
The country recently saw another protest from the state of Maharashtra on June 15. The frontline COVID-19 workers of ASHA who contributed majorly to the fight against COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic were allegedly denied a spike in their payment despite being promised the same multiple times.
The women who served the nation, including services like surveying rural areas during the pandemic and studying their situation and door to door service for home isolated COVID patients, were paid a sum of Rs 1,650 while they were reportedly promised a sum of Rs 4,000. They were also denied the daily bonus of Rs 300 that they received during the first wave of the pandemic.