Over 60,000 schools across India protest on September 5

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On Teachers’ Day, over 60,000 schools across the country observed black day in protest of alleged discriminatory policies against safety of teachers, principal and school management, claimed an association of budget private schools.

Schools from Delhi, UP, MP, Bihar, Assam, Nagaland, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Maharshtra, Telangana, Andhara Pradesh, Kerala, Tamil Nadu had maximum participation, according to a statement by the national federation of associations of budget private schools, National Independent Schools Alliance (NISA).

Schools functioned with all teachers and staffs wearing black ribbons, and buses with black flags, it said.

NISA claimed that many teachers, drivers and schools management were behind bars and schools have been closed down in the name of safety. Students’ education is at stake, it  alleged.

“Management and principals should not to be penalized for accidents. No arrest and no school closure before the proper investigation,” the association demanded.

They also protested “increasing government intervention” in day-to-day school management.

Female teachers soft target

The female teachers and female principals are soft target in the ambit of law. The teachers have been arrested without proper investigation and booked under non-bailable sections, the statement claimed.

Call to Modi

NISA and all its member associations have sent a representation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and are expecting to get his kind attention to bring Teachers Safety Act and reform the education system which is not safe for teachers and school management, the statement claimed.

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