Jaipur: In a shocking display of brutality, over hundred female teachers sitting in protest inside the residence of Rajasthan Minister of Education Bhanwarlal Meghwal were beaten by the police here on Friday.
The police brutally attacked teachers of the Nursery Teachers Training (NTT) course, who had assembled at Meghwal``s residence demanding recognition of the NTT certificate course that would enable them to apply for jobs with the government.
The assault continued unabated as policemen and policewomen kicked the teachers and dragged them along the ground by their hands and hair. Several women fainted as a result.
Meghwal initially claimed that he had ``not seen the police brutality on the teachers. He later said the manner in which the women protested was not right.
"In a democracy, every individual can demand and exercise their rights. However, this should be done in a peaceful manner, and not by shouting in agitations," said Meghwal.
The teachers staged a sit-in protest in the lawns of Meghwal``s residence, when he refused to entertain them.