Tripura 310 protesting teachers held in Agartala
Tripura police on Wednesday arrested 310 protesting teachers in Agartala. As many as 10,323 teachers, who lost their jobs, have launched an indefinite sit-in since Saturday to demand steps to enable them continue in their government jobs. They faced termination of services in the wake of Supreme Court and High Court orders that cited “discrepancies in recruitment”. “We have arrested 310 teachers for unlawful sit-in and demonstration at different places in state capital Agartala. Opposition Congress and CPI-M have been demanding protection of these teachers' jobs by making suitable alternative arrangements.