Coimbatore: The recent murder of a woman
school teacher allegedly by her student in Chennai will be
among the issues that will be discussed at the 16th Conference
of Tamil Nadu Teachers Association (TTA), scheduled here on
There was an urgent need to study the reasons behind young
minds to indulge in such heinous crime and it was the social
responsibility of parents, teachers, school management and
also the administration to take steps to prevent recurrence of
such incidents, TTA general secretary, S Muthusamy, told
reporters here on Tuesday.
Stating that the one-day conference would discuss the issue
of seeking adequate protection for the teaching community in
the backdrop of the incident, Muthusamy said former president,
Dr A P J Abdul Kalam would address the meeting and provide
necessary guidelines for the teachers, while discharging their
Uma Maheshwari, a teacher at a private school in Chennai,
was stabbed to death last week allegedly by a ninth standard
student after he was repeatedly reprimanded by her over an
issue. The boy was later arrested.
Muthusamy claimed that though there had been instances of
teachers caning students and parents reporting them to the
police, this was perhaps the first incident in India, where a
woman teacher was killed by a student.
The conference would also demand payment on par with the
Central government scale for secondary grade teachers and
formation of an Education Board without political
interference, he said.