Siksha mitras protest in Noida, create traffic snarls
Intensifying their protest on the third consecutive day, hundreds of ad-hoc teachers (Shiksha mitras) across the city gheraoed the residence of Union Minister of state, Mahesh Sharma, located in Noida sector 15A on Friday.
The protesters also blocked the Noida-Delhi road which created traffic congestion for over an hour.
The protest was led following Supreme Court's orders that quashed the appointment of 1.78 lakhs Shiksha Mitras in the state who were regularized as primary school teachers in 2014. The protestors, including women Shiksha Mitras, started their protest on Wednesday but intensified it on Friday. They marched to minister's house and blocked the DND flyway which created long traffic snarls.
The Minister met them at his residence where the protestors handed him their written memorandum on the name of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath. The protest was called off after the minister assured them that he will put their demands in front of the Chief Minister of the state and also said that he will also discuss the matter with the union education minister.
"We met the minister and he assured us that the government would bring an ordinance to fulfill our demands if needed. However, we will keep our protest going until we see concrete steps taken and not just promises. On Saturday we will meet the District President of Bhartiya Janta Party, Gautam Buddh Nagar and hand over our memorandum to his also on the name of National President of the party" said a protestor.