In a bizarre demand, sulking teachers have threatened to embrace Islam if their salaries are not hiked.
The shocking incident has been reported from Kastoorba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV), where part-time Hindi and Sanskrit teachers have gone on protest over salary raise.
Teachers, who have alleged discrimination from the state government, said that the "salary of permanent teachers and part-time Urdu teachers was increased substantially, but the salary of Hindi and Sanskrit teachers was reduced to Rs 5,000 per month from Rs 7,200 per month, in 2014."
Desh Deepak Dubey, a local representative of the KGBV Part-Time Teachers Association, was quoted saying as to the TOI, "We have decided to demonstrate at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on September 14 and convert to Islam if our demands are not met."
Around 3,000 part-time teachers from 746 KGBV centres are expected to take part in the agitation, if their demands are not met.
Meanwhile, #ThankYouTeacher was trending on the micro-blogging site Twitter on Thursday, Sept 3. Here are some tweets:
#ThankYouTeacher (s) for giving us little tidbits on subjects which were not even your subjects with us. 'Of is Ov'. Mrs Kapoor Economics 😄— ~Zeba~ (@GudBit) September 3, 2015
#ThankYouTeacher for insulting me in front of my crush or else i would have fallen in love and would have wasted my career— kunal thakur (@Kunalth44) September 3, 2015
#ThankYouTeacher ok thanks for bringing me down and your non-stop criticisms i love them so much happy teachers day— nick |-/ (@bIurry_face_) September 3, 2015
Teacher is lamp of nation. Teacher only one person Who serve society in real manner. Salute all teachers of nation. #ThankYouTeacher— Kajal Dubey (@KajalDubey18) September 3, 2015
#ThankYouTeacher for making me an outstanding student. As I was always standing out side the classroom.— Karttavya (@Casanovakjp) September 3, 2015
#ThankYouTeacher for not taking the test only that day when I in whole class was fully prepared for it. 😔— Fakalogy (@Fakalogic) September 3, 2015
You aren’t only my teacher, but, Philosopher & guide of my life..... I will always be grateful for Your support !! 🙏 #ThankYouTeacher— Kunjal Panchal (@kunjalpanchal) September 3, 2015
A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others. #ThankYouTeacher— Akhil Hassan (@AkhilHassan) September 3, 2015
Being a teacher is the most gratifying job you could ever have.You mother and father every student you come in contact with #ThankYouTeacher— Oceans (@Kanoniaa) September 3, 2015
Dream begins with teacher who believes in u, who pushes 2 build ur own Image,smtimes pokng u wth sharp stick calld truth #ThankYouTeacher— Sapna Mishra (@Agapeo_lovelies) September 3, 2015