Panchkula: Chandigarh police used cane charge and water cannon on selected JBT teachers when they tried to proceed towards the official residence of Haryana Chief Minister at Chandigarh from Panchkula here on Sunday. Around dozens of teachers got injuries during this protest. Earlier, the protestors were stopped on Chandigarh-Panchkula border at Housing Board Chowk close to Chandigarh’s boundary. The protestors were demanding joining since long.
A protest was held by selected JBT teachers of Haryana at Sector 5 ground. They protested for 3 hours, after that they reached at Housing Board Chowk. Where they tried to enter in Chandigarh. During this four-hour protest, police had divert the traffic of Sectors 17/18 road going to Chandigarh. Teachers were protesting for demand of joining. “As many as 9,455 candidates was selected by Haryana government by exam as JBT teachers in 2014, but we have yet to join duty,” said Anand Kalkal, a teacher. Government promised us on March 29 for joining, but all in vain, he added.
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