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Sacked Tripura teachers intensify protest after death of another teacher

Sacked Tripura teachers intensify protest after death of another teacher

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TRIPURA TRIPURA

AGARTALA: Agitating teachers on Monday staged a protest in front of the education directorate in Tripura’s capital Agartala with the mortal remains a deceased teacher who passed away after he allegedly suffered a massive stroke on Monday.

The deceased teacher was identified as Ajit Sutradhar, a resident of Noaniyamura in West Tripura.

Speaking with reporters, Dalia Das, leader of the Joint Movement Committee (JMC) said Sutradhar had huge debts and was under depression after failing to make ends meet.

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The leaders of the JMC also alleged that along with the people, the termination facing teachers too helped them from the government. However, now they have forgotten their promises made before the elections.

The teachers continued their protest outside the education directorate for hours and then took the body to the protesting site in front of Agartala city centre to pay the floral tribute before taking the body to Battala crematorium.

The teachers have been protesting since December 7 last in front of Agartala City Centre amid the cold weather. However, nobody from the government has met with them or called for a meeting.