Para-teachers protest, climb state assembly gate
The state Assembly opened for a two-day session today.
About 50 members of an organisation of para teachers staged a demonstration outside the West Bengal legislative assembly, demanding uniform pay with regular school teachers. A two-day assembly session begins today, and the protesters took the opportunity to get their demands noticed by trying to scale the VIP gate.
Over 50 members of “Sikshak Oikyo Mukto Manch” demonstrated outside the Assembly, ahead of the scheduled Assembly session.
A team of women police personnel reached the assembly and moved them from there, but by then they had already climbed the iron grille of the gate. Asked about the incident, state minister Subrata Mukherjee said, “The assembly doesn’t belong to any particular party. There are places to hold such agitations to air their grievances. In democracy, one can always demonstrate but not on the assembly premises.”