Jiribam students resume NH 37 blockade

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Jiribam, July 18: Frustrated with the State government’s delay in appointing teachers of Jiribam Higher Secondary School as well as other government schools in Jiribam, the students of Jiribam Higher Secondary School blocked the NH-37 over the Jiribam Bridge at around 12.30 pm. They were later joined by other students’ organisations in the agitation.

Four students’ bodies of Jiribam called off their agitation along the NH-37 after they were assured by the State government that their demands for the filling up of vacant post of teachers in various government schools in Jiribam would be addressed soon. Based on that assurance, the students’ bodies relaxed their agitation from the midnight of 12th July up to 18th July whereas the government hasn’t turned any of their words into action.

As the government has not fulfilled their condition, the students’ bodies resume their earlier form of agitation by blocking NH-37.

Following the agitation on NH-37, the students’ bodies stranded some vehicles plying on NH-37 at Leingangpokpi. The students’ leaders also confronted security forces.

Speaking with media persons, the students’ leaders said that they are agitating for the rights of students in a democratic way whereas the security personnel misused their power over the students.

The students’ leaders have vehemently condemned the assault by security force to the students’ leaders.

Meanwhile, the Additional Deputy Commissioner, Jiribam Dr.Harmit Singh Pahuja inspected the Jiribam Govt. Higher Secondary School, Jiribam to check the punctuality of the staffs. Today, the ADC, Jiribam informed the teachers and other staffs of the school to be present for verification in the ADC Office and took photographs of all the teachers and other staffs. During the ensuing attendance check of teachers at the ADC Office, Jiribam, some of the teacher lauded the work done by the ADC. Some sources have said that stern actions would be taken against those teachers who were present in the office of ADC,Jiribam.

 

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