Village women lock school over headmaster's transfer

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Kurukshetra, May 12 (UNI) Agitated over the transfer order of a popular village principal, the womenfolk of Kanipala village joined the school girls of Government High School who had locked the school's maingate demanding cancellation of the order.

High drama unfolded in the morning at the school as the news of the transfer of headmaster Ram Pal Siroha to Mewat district, was broken to the students.

The infuriated women and schoolgirls resorted to locking the school and raised slogans demanding cancellation of transfer of the headmaster, who was held in high esteem by them for his untiring efforts to promote education among the village children.

They had an dispute with the district education officer Saroj Lohchab holding her responsible for the principal's transfer.

The agitated women alleged that the principal was transferred as he did not get some teachers adjusted on the recommendation of the education officer.

As the school gates remained closed, the district education officer and Thanesar SDM Ashok Bansal rushed to the spot and after much cajoling and assurance that their demand would be sent to the government for action, the villagers agreed to let the school open tommorrow.

The villagers, have however, warned that if the order was not cancelled within a week, they would resort to blocking even the traffic on the GT road.

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