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On Thursday, Punjab teachers observed ‘black’ Diwali as hold protest at several places around Punjab over the refusal of state government to regularise their works without a pay cut.

Wearing black dresses and carrying placards, Punjab teachers protested with marches in Patiala, Bathinda, Gurdaspur, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur, Mohali, Amritsar, and Faridkot.

Teachers are against the decision of the Punjab government to fix their monthly salaries at Rs. 15,000 during 3-years of a provisional period for regularisation of services. They are now in demand for regularisation with full pay salary.

Presently, the contractual teachers in Punjab are getting a salary of Rs. 42,300 per month.

Raising voice against the Punjab-ruled Congress government teachers also blocked roads at several places.

In Patiala, teachers had clashes with police when they went towards the residence of Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh. They were restricted near the house with barricades.

Sanjha Adhyapak Morcha’s Punjab Committee member Bikramjit Singh said, “We will continue with our stir till our demands are not met.”

Under the banner of Sanjha Adhyapak Morcha, the contractual teachers have been holding a sit-in at Patiala, the constituency of Punjab CM, in support of their demands from October 7.

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