Police round up agitating teachers after minor scuffle


Himalayan News Service

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KATHMANDU: Police on Sunday detained some 55 agitating teachers in front of the Ministry of Education at Keshar Mahal in the Capital.

The teachers affiliated to Nepal Teachers' Union and Nepal Educational Republican Forum had staged a sit-in in front of the Ministry.

The teachers were arrested for obstructing the road, said police. They have been kept at Metropolitan Police Sector, Durbarmarg.

However, Chairman of Forum Gunaraj Lohani has warned of further protests against the police atrocities.

Police had also baton charged the teachers during their protest. Dil Bahadur Joshi, chairman of Union has sustained minor injury in the scuffle.

Other teachers, however, took out a rally protesting the police interference and organised a corner assembly at Shantibatika.

Meanwhile, the agitating teachers have also staged a sit-in in front of the District Education Office, Surkhet.

According to the police, the agitating teachers had attacked some police personnel during the protest programme. Police Inspector Rishi Dhungana, constables Sheela Singh and Shyan Jung Shah have been injured in the scuffle.

The condition of constable Shah is critical, said police. He is undergoing treatment at regional hospital in the Surkhet.

The temporary teachers have been organising various protest programmes for long to press the government to fulfill their demands including their permanent status, provide relief quota, among others.

(Source: The Himalayantimes)