Axed teachers protest in Patna

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Patna, Jan 30 : Teachers staged a protest in Patna on Tuesday against the State Government's decision to rescind their appointment.

They gathered before the state secretariat and some even managed to gatecrash into the complex.

"The protestors broke the gate, in which about 20 to 30 women and 10 -12 men sneaked through the gate of the Patna Secretariat. We have arrested some of the male protestors while we warned women to stay away," said Sridhar Mandal, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Patna.

Police chased some of the protestors and resorted to mild caning.

"We are being removed from our jobs because we have obtained less than 45 percent marks in the twelfth exams. This is unfair," claimed Nusaba Akhtar, a protestor.

The Bihar Government has also decided to cancel the appointments of the village council 'Shiksha Mitra' (helpers in education campaign) on the same grounds.

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