Govt school teachers strike enters 10th day

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Hyderabad, Oct 31 (UNI) Government schools in Andhra Pradesh continued to remain closed as the state-wide strike called by the Joint Action Committee of Teachers Organisations (JACTO) entered the tenth-day today.

JACTO leaders said they would intensify the agitation in support of their demands, despite an appeal by School Education Minister D Rajanarasimha and the Andhra Pradesh High Court's suggestion to call off the strike and join duties from today in view of the future of the children.

JACTO leader and United Teachers Front General Secretary Narayana told UNI that the striking teachers would intensify their agitation from tomorrow.

As part of the agitation, the teachers would organise dharnas along with their family members at all the mandal and district headquarters, he said, adding, the agitators would also organise relay fast for two-days from tomorrow.

The agitators would organise rallies at all the district headquarters in the state today, he said.

Meanwhile, expressing their support to the teachers strike, private educational institutions in some districts closed their premises today.

The teachers wore black badges to show their resentment against the state government's 'lethargic' attitude towards their demands, including unified service rules and promotions to teachers.

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