Assam Lakhimpur Polyclinic Bihpuria

The situation at Lakhimpur Polytechnic, Bihpuria has remained tense as students and teachers are protesting against its principal.

The protesters alleged that the principal in-charge of Lakhimpur Polytechnic, Bihpuria was involved in gender discrimination, financial irregularities and unjustified pay-cut of some teachers.

The protesting female teachers alleged that the principal treated them with gender-insensitive remarks and made inappropriate gestures.

They also accused the principal-in-charge of cutting their monthly salaries.

The students raised allegations of embezzlement of funds meant for infrastructure development by the principal-in-charge.

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The students and teachers are observing a pen-down protest since Thursday demanding the removal of the principal-in-charge and refunding of their cut salaries.

When contacted, principal in-chrage Subhas Das denied all the allegations levelled against him.

Das said the salaries of the teachers are given according to the work period.

While making counter-allegations, the principal-in-charge said he is being mentally harassed by the students and teachers.

Farhana Ahmed

Farhana Ahmed is Northeast Now Correspondent in North Lakhimpur. She can be reached at: farhana.ahmed777@gmail.com