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No death of 'shiksha mitras' during protests: UP govt

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

The government informed the today that there had been no death of 'shiksha mitras' or teaching assistants during their protests over various demands.

The government was, however, asked by to verify a list of 104 'shiksha mitras' who had allegedly died during protests, and take appropriate action.

The list was presented by

Raising the issue during Question Hour, Bhadauria asked the government how many 'shiksha mitras' had lost their lives while participating in protests and agitations.

In reply, said, "As per the information provided by the district basic education officers, no 'shiksha mitra' had died while participating in the protests. The government has given age relaxation and weightage to the 'shiksha mitras' in recruitment examination of teachers."

The legislator, on a supplementary question, said he had information that 104 'shiksha mitras' or teaching assistants for primary classes in government schools had died during the protests and asked if the government would confirm the list and give compensation.

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First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 15:50 IST