Teachers in Bhopal demand equal wage, tonsure heads in protest 

The teachers' protest is part of the 'Adhyapak Adhikar Yatra'.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: January 13, 2018 9:18 pm
Teachers in Bhopal get their heads tonsured in protest. (Source ANI)

2017 saw a spate of incidents where various groups, organisations, and aggrieved sections resorted to unique protests. In keeping continuity, a group of teachers in Bhopal have tonsured their heads as a mark of protests demanding equal wage for all among a host of other demands, ANI reported.

Teachers from across the state, male and female alike, were seen getting their heads tonsured while sitting down to protest at the BHEL Jamboorie ground.

Azad Adhyapak Sangh’s working president Shivraj Verma said the act by Shilpi Siwan (Mhow), Seema Kshirsagar (Alirajpur), Archana Sharma (Jabalpur) and Renuka Sagar (Raisen) was a first for their protest. He added that the teachers had planned to “present” the chopped off hair to Sadhna Singh, wife of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, but were prevented from reaching the CM’s residence by the authorities.

“We don’t know which department we belong to. The education department says we are employees of local bodies. The local bodies say we are employees of the education department. Over 2.88 lakh temporary teachers are caught in this situation for the past several years,” Verma said.

Source: ANI

The teachers’ protest is part of the ‘Adhyapak Adhikar Yatra’ wherein the teachers are demanding a properly framed transfer policy, and that they be provided facilities given to government employees.

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  1. Ramalingan Narayanan
    Jan 14, 2018 at 9:50 pm
    The income of the state is not increasing .The demand of employees increasing day by day but the teachings in educational ins ution is going down day by day and parent have to admit the wards in Pvt coaching class to have the knowledge to pass exam
    1. Madan Gupta
      Jan 14, 2018 at 7:35 am
      Women and men Protesters Tonsure their front parts also, ready for compromise.
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        1. Mohamed Khan
          Jan 14, 2018 at 12:39 am
          Aa gaye inke ache din !!!
          1. Bairagi Sahu
            Jan 13, 2018 at 9:04 pm
            I request the IE to please conduct a study of pay scales and allowances of teachers of Govt. primary medium and high schools in each state to know how teachers in each state are treated. The flight of some teachers in few states are so bad that they don't have any status in the society due to their paltry ry. Please start with Odisha, Bihar and other eastern states.
            1. Ayaaz Multani
              Jan 14, 2018 at 1:49 am
              Why compare with Orissa and Bihar ? Why not with Delhi and Mumbai ?
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