On the 63rd day of the ongoing Samaikhyandra stir, the Joint Action Committees of various government departments resorted to novel protests in Chittoor and various towns and mandal headquarters.

In Punganur, over 300 members of the Teachers JAC took out a rally and formed a human chain at MPDO office.

Raising slogans in favour of united State, the agitating teachers slapped themselves with slippers. Hundreds of people belonging to Vaddera community painted the pictures of Sonia Gandhi and K. Chandrasekhar Rao on huge granite blocks and put garlands of slippers on them, before pounding the blocks to pieces.

In Chittoor, hundreds of teachers sat on their knees and formed a human chain at Gandhi Bomma Centre, denouncing move to create Telangana.

Meanwhile, most of the schools functioned normally in Chittoor and Madanapalle divisions.