Pry teachers on hunger strike for 2nd day


PV Desk : The primary schoolteachers have been observing their indefinite hunger strike for second consecutive day on Sunday (December 24) demanding reducing the salary difference between the head teachers and the assistant teachers.
The assistant teachers of state-run primary schools from across country are observing the strike at the Central Shaheed Minar in Dhaka. They sat in the hunger strike unto death on Saturday morning (December 23). Thousands of teachers joined it.
Among them, six were hospitalized on Sunday (December 24) as they fell ill. They were taken to the Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) at about 11:30 am.
The sick schoolteachers are- Mohammd Abu Taleb of Sadullapur upazila in Gaibandha, Saleha Akhter of Raipur upazila in Laxmipur, Aynal Haque of Dhunat upazila in Bogra, Rafiqul Islam of Chandpur Sadar upazila, Siddikur Rahman of Durgapur upazila in Rajshahi and Zahid Hasan of Mathbaria upazila in Pirojpur.
Fazle Rabbi, an assistant teacher from Gaibandha, told the media that many other schoolteachers are also feeling unwell.
Meanwhile, the primary and mass education ministry called an emergency meeting in the ministry to resolve the crisis. The meeting will be held on Sunday (December 24).