Pro-Telangana teachers to resume duties soon

The pro-Telangana teachers, who have been participating in the general strike, said they would resume their duties.

Last Updated: Oct 17, 2011, 00:58 AM IST

Hyderabad: The pro-Telangana teachers, who
have been participating in the general strike in support of
the separate statehood demand, on Sunday said they would resume
their duties, but also continue to campaign for the cause.

"We have given some relaxation to our fight for separate
statehood. Keeping in view the future of students, we will
attend to our duties. We are not worried about our salaries,"
leaders of pro-Telangana teachers` unions told reporters.

They said that they would soon announce the date about
the resumption of duties.

Secondary Education Minister K Parthasarathi had earlier
asserted that the government would take steps as per rules to
see that the educational institutions resumed functioning.

Taking a tough stand on the issue, Primary Education
Minister S Sailajanath also said the government would take
action as per rules to ensure that both government and private
schools resumed functioning.

Protesting against the prolonged closure of educational
institutions, parents associations here have been demanding
that the schools and colleges be reopened in the interest of
the students.

The parents also met Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy
last week, urging him to take steps towards the resumption of
educational institutions.

The leader of Madiga Reservation Porata Samiti (MRPS),
which campaigns for categorisation of scheduled castes and for
protection of interests of various other marginalised
sections, M Krishna Madiga, held a protest here demanding that
educational institutions be exempted from the ongoing general
strike in the region in support of separate statehood demand.

PTI

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