BHOPAL : Despite the instructions from directorate of public instructions (DPI) after High Court ban on strike,  the teachers from all over the state mobilised under the banner of Azad Adhyapak Sangh staged one-day dharna at Yadgar-e-Shahjahani Park demanding 6th pay commission benefits. DPI had clarified that action would be taken if teachers go on strike.

The teachers had planned an indefinite strike but as High Court had imposed a ban, they called it off after one day dharna. However, they were adamant to meet CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan regarding fulfilment of their demand but they were not allowed.

ADM Ratnakar Jha said, “We did not arrest any teachers. They themselves called off their dharna and left for their respective districts.”

SP Arvind Saxena said, “No one has been arrested. The agitating teachers were adamant to meet the CM but we did not allow them. They held a meeting at dharna site and called off their strike.”

Sangh state president Bharat Patel, while talking to Free Press, said, “We have respected the High Court decision calling off the indefinite strike just after one-day dharna. We are demanding 6th pay commission benefits. We have to resume our duty in schools from Monday following the HC order. If government does not give benefit of 6th pay commission to teachers, we will march to Delhi in next move of strike.”

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