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Four women teachers tonsure their heads in protest in MP

Press Trust of India  |  Bhopal 

Several teachers, including four women, today tonsured their heads demanding that the state include them in the department as regular teachers.

Teachers from across the state had gathered at the Jamboorie ground where several of them tonsured their heads.

Azad Adhyapak Sangh's said the act by (Mhow), Seema Kshirsagar (Alirajpur), (Jabalpur) and (Raisen) was a first for their protest.

He said that the teachers had planned to "present" the chopped off hair to Sadhna Singh, wife of 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 department says we are employees of local bodies. The local bodies say we are employees of the department. Over 2.88 lakh temporary teachers are caught in this situation for the past several years," Verma said.

The main demand of the protesters is that their services be brought under the education department and they be provided facilities given to employees.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, January 13 2018. 20:30 IST