Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Teachers called off their hunger strike; meeting on June 18 with Government

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The Bishnupriya Manipuri Language teachers have called off their indefinite hunger strike on June 6, 2009. The decision to withdraw the protest has come after the Assam Government gave nod to meet with them on June 18, 2009 in Dispur, Assam.

The stay on the protest is temporary and it will be resumed if the Assam Government doesn’t meet the longstanding demands of the 149 Bishnupriya Manipuri teachers who sat on strike on June 5, 2009 in Silchar, Assam, said Anil Rajkumar, President, Bishnupriya Manipuri Student Union.

Hunger strike which ran for two days in the precincts of the DC Office, Silchar, Assam, two persons got critically serious and they had to be given immediate medical assistance. The names of the teachers are Subodh Sinha from Singhari and Namita Rajkumari. Subodh Sinha teaches in the Merwah LP School, Chencoorie, and Namita Rajkumari in the Tikarbasti LP School, Silchar.

The Assam Government should follow its own decision on releasing the remuneration of the 149 Bishnupriya Manipuri teachers, said Prabir Rajkumar of Bishnupriya Manipuri Language Teachers Association.


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