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Jobless Haryana Teachers Write Letter In Blood To PM Modi After Waiting For Over Two Years For Joining Date

A desperate cry for help.

18/04/2017 11:13 AM IST | Updated 18/04/2017 11:37 AM IST
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After two-and-a-half years of waiting, junior basic training (JBT) teachers of Haryana have now written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in blood to direct his attention to their plight.

The Hindustan Times reported that the blood was contributed by more than 15 teachers in a desperate attempt to reach out to the prime minister, seeking his intervention in expediting their joining.

The report suggests that they had also tried to gherao state education minister Ram Bilas Sharma in Mahendragarh.

Kishore Jawaliya, the president of JBT Teachers Sangharsh Samiti told the newspaper, "We were selected in August 2014. But till now we have not got joining. This is not only affecting us but also primary schools across Haryana where there are no teachers for students."

These teachers have been struggling to get attention to their issue for the last two years.

They said that they had been lathicharged several times and warned of a larger protest if the government did not take not of their issue.

Last year in September when BJP president Amit Shah was in Haryana, he was shown black flags at his rally. They were then evicted from the venue by BJP workers and security personnel, PTI had reported.

The letter written in blood is also not a first. In 2015, a group of unemployed teachers in Haryana, who had been on hunger strike for 15 days, had written to Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar in blood to resolve their issue or give them permission to end their lives, The Hindustan Times had reported.

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