Tripura High Court
Agitating teachers in Tripura during a protest demonstration in Agartala

The sacked teachers of Tripura have filed cases in the Tripura High Court and the state Human Rights Commission.

The teachers approached the high court seeking permission to launch an agitation programme again, while they filed a complaint before the Human Rights Commission about the police attacking them on January 27.

A total of 10,323 teachers had lost their jobs in March 2020 after the Supreme Court termed their recruitment process faulty.

The teachers had been camping in Agartala since December 7 and demanding their jobs back.

However, after 51 days of the agitation programme the police and administration took action and removed them from there.

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“We have filed a case in the Tripura High Court seeking permission for holding a peaceful sit-in demonstration to press for our jobs,” said Bijay Krishna Saha, a teacher and leader of the Joint Movement Committee that is spearheading the teachers’ organization.

“The district administration denied us permission to stage a demonstration and we approached the high court. The case is expected to come up for initial hearing soon,” he said.

Saha also said that the case with the state Human Rights Commission has been filed against gross human rights violation committed by police on peaceful and democratic agitators on the morning of January 27 when even women agitators along with their children had been physically assaulted.

The BJP had promised to recruit back the teachers by amending an existing law before the last Tripura state assembly elections in 2018, though it never materialized.

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