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Forum seeks immediate steps to end strike

Staff Reporter

PUDUCHERRY: The Puducherry Parents-Teachers and Students Welfare Association has sought immediate measures to bring to end the ongoing strike by teachers and ensure the welfare of government school students. If not, the parents would stage protests in schools, the association members said.

Association’s president M. Narayanasamy told a press conference here on Sunday that students of Standard X and XII of government schools were affected by such protests staged by teachers for the last three years. The protests were held during examination period. Urging the government to come out with a clear announcement regarding the demands of teachers, he said, “Disciplinary action should be taken on teachers who refuse to abide by the rules or unemployed graduates should be roped in .

“Teachers can protest after school hours or move court. Children from rural areas, especially families of daily wage labourers and below the poverty line families who study at government schools, suffer the most. If the situation continues, we will file a public interest litigation petition,” he said.

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