SSA teachers in GH begin indefinite hunger strike
TURA, Dec 1: Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) teachers from Garo Hills, under the banner of the All Garo Hills SSA School Teachers’ Association, on Wednesday began their indefinite hunger strike in front of the Chief Minister’s Office in Tura, demanding immediate release of their six months’ pending salaries.
The teachers have been demanding the release of their pending dues through a number of protests and memorandums which, however, have fallen on the deaf ears of the concerned. With Christmas and New Year festivities just round the corner, the teachers are at their wits’ end on how to provide for their families during the celebrations.
Wednesday’s protest saw the participation of teachers from all walks of life from all across the five districts of Garo Hills.
Following their protest in front of the CM’s office, a memorandum demanding the release of the pending dues was submitted to Chief Minister Conrad Sangma through the West Garo Hills Deputy Commissioner.