Plight of the terminated teachers in Tripura seems to be never ending.
One of the 10,323 terminated teachers in Tripura has said that such is his financial situation that he would need to sell both his kidneys to run his family.
“It has become impossible for me to provide them with food. I don’t have the money to even buy medicines for my ailing parents. I am in a big trouble,” said 38-years-old Litan Deb said.
Litan Deb is one of the over 10 thousand teachers, who lost their jobs following a Tripura High Court ruling.
Resident of Kakraban in Gomati district of Tripura, Litan Deb was serving as a teacher of Kakraban School.
After losing his job 14 months ago, Litan Deb even worked as a mason to earn daily bread for his family. But, later he was kicked out of his mason’s work.
Litan has his elderly parents, wife, and a daughter, who is studying in seventh grade, whom he has to look after.
Many terminated teachers in Tripura are in desperate need of money to run their families.
Many helpless terminated teachers have even committed suicide.
However, Litan said that he will not choose the path of ending his life, but instead will sell his kidneys and even his eyes if need be.
“I got the job on the basis of my qualifications. I didn’t bribe anyone to get the job. Government should think about us,” Litan Deb said.
Altogether 10,323 teachers across Tripura had lost their jobs in March last year due to a Tripura High Court ruling in 2017 that termed their recruitment process to be faulty.