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At Least 3 Ad Hoc Teachers Protesting at Nagaland Face Health Deterioration

The protestors whose health condition deteriorated on Tuesday were reportedly admitted to the Naga Hospital Authority, Kohima.

At Least 3 Ad Hoc Teachers Protesting at Nagaland Face Health Deterioration

Sentinel Digital Desk

KOHIMA: About three ad hoc teachers who were part of the ongoing hunger strike at Kohima Nagaland, reportedly had to be taken to the hospital on Tuesday.

The protestors, who experienced a deteriorating health condition, were reportedly admitted to the Naga Hospital Authority, Kohima.

One of the admitted protesting teachers was facing a critical health condition, according to reports.

In the ongoing protest, about 38 volunteers have been observing a hunger strike. All the other protestors were protesting at Naga Solidarity Park in Kohima.

On Monday, a group of school teachers in Nagaland wrote to the chief minister, Neiphiu Rio. They sought the minister's intervention to fulfil their demand for service regularisation.

The protesting teachers were appointed on an ad hoc basis in government schools. About times, they have been raising demands of the regularization of their jobs.

Members of the All Nagaland Ad hoc Teachers group, which amounts to as many as 1166 members, refused to accept a government proposal. The proposal requested the setting up of a high-powered committee to look into their demands.

The frustrated teachers were appointed on an ad hoc basis in various government schools between 1994 and 2012.

The last nine days saw protests being staged by about 1,166 members of the All Nagaland Ad hoc Teachers Group (ANATG) - 2015 batch.

The teachers who have been observing a silent protest, decided on Thursday, last week to go on an indefinite hunger strike until the authorities defer to their demands for regularisation of their service.

The decision was taken after almost 99 per cent of the teachers agreed to the hunger strike idea.

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