One more retrenched teacher dies, total death toll now stands at 136

By Our Correspondent

Agartala, August 6, 2022

The mishandling of court case and verdict by the left front and cold-blooded treachery by the ruling BJP government have contributed to the rising death toll of retrenched 10,323 teachers to altogether 136. The toll has risen by one more after the death of a post-graduate teacher in Khayerpur Kashipur area yesterday.

Police sources said that the retrenched teacher Asish Das (52) had been a post-graduate teacher till en masse retrenchment with effect from April 1 2020 and was confined home after his retrenchment . Yesterday in the morning he had gone out on his usual morning walk and after returning home he felt severe chest pain as a result of which he became unconscious . Asish Das was taken to Ranir Bazar health centre where he was declared’ brought dead’. Asish Das is survived by his wife and his only son and a number of relatives in his native Khayerpur-Kashipur area. After Asish Das’s body was taken for cremation to Battala crematorium senior CPI (M) leader Pabitra Kar paid his homage to Asish Das.

The leaders of the Joint Movement Committee (JMC), leading the agitation of retrenched teachers, Bijay Krishna Saha, Kamal Deb,Sanjay Sinha, Debasish Dutta-Roy and Tapan Deb Sarkar also paid floral tributes to their dead colleague in the crematorium.

Speaking to media a leader of the JMC said that despite mistake made in interpreting the court order the left front had at least tried to protect the jobs by creating alternative posts. “But what the BJP has done so far is cold blooded betrayal and treachery ; they had first sabotaged the creation of alternative posts by having a case filed in supreme court by late Debasish Paul Chowdhury, then included a commitment to protect the jobs in their so-called Vision Document but did nothing to keep the commitment and then on October 2 2020 the chief minister himself told a JMC delegation that he would resolve the problem within two months but nothing has been done ; the procession of death is a result of this” said the leader.

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