India: Teachers’ protests and state repressionIN in Amritsar

India Amritsar

Elementary teachers’ training teachers of Punjab, India have embarked on manifestations, demanding the subjection of Zila Parashad schools to the jurisdiction of the Education Department of the country.

More specifically, teachers of those schools from five districts were gathered in Amritsar on Sunday to protest. However, when they approached the Punjab Cabinet minister’s residence, the police forces hit them with batons and headed on arrests and adductions.

Representatives of the teachers claim that more than 10 of their colleagues were injured as a result of the violence performed by the police, while about 20, including women were arrested.