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Police removes rail, road blockades by Tripura teachers

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AGARTALA, Dec 9 - Normal traffic has been restored on Assam-Agartala National Highway and railway service in Dhalai district of Tripura after police swung into action and arrested 60 agitating teachers�on Saturday evening, according to official sources.

A group of around 60 teachers of All Tripura Teachers� Association had resorted to National Highway and railway blockades at SK Para in Dhalai district since Friday demanding security of their jobs.

The agitation stalled the normal traffic on Assam-Agartala National Highway (NH-44), which is the lifeline of the State.

Even Agartala-bound Rajdhani Express was stalled near SK Para railway station due to the agitation. Worried over the situation, Superintendent of Police (Dhalai) Smriti Ranjan Das rushed to the spot and asked the agitators to withdraw the blockade at the earliest.

The district administration also promulgated prohibitory order under Section 144 at SK Para and arrested all the agitating teachers. �The National Highway and railway traffic has been restored around�3 pm�today�, said an official of the district administration.

As per the Supreme Court�s verdict, services of 10,323 teachers would be discontinued from December 31�on the ground of faulty appointment.

Earlier, the State Government had tried to �accommodate� all the 10,323 teachers by creating 12,000 posts in different categories but it could not be filled following the apex Court�s ruling.

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Police removes rail, road blockades by Tripura teachers

AGARTALA, Dec 9 - Normal traffic has been restored on Assam-Agartala National Highway and railway service in Dhalai district of Tripura after police swung into action and arrested 60 agitating teachers�on Saturday evening, according to official sources.

A group of around 60 teachers of All Tripura Teachers� Association had resorted to National Highway and railway blockades at SK Para in Dhalai district since Friday demanding security of their jobs.

The agitation stalled the normal traffic on Assam-Agartala National Highway (NH-44), which is the lifeline of the State.

Even Agartala-bound Rajdhani Express was stalled near SK Para railway station due to the agitation. Worried over the situation, Superintendent of Police (Dhalai) Smriti Ranjan Das rushed to the spot and asked the agitators to withdraw the blockade at the earliest.

The district administration also promulgated prohibitory order under Section 144 at SK Para and arrested all the agitating teachers. �The National Highway and railway traffic has been restored around�3 pm�today�, said an official of the district administration.

As per the Supreme Court�s verdict, services of 10,323 teachers would be discontinued from December 31�on the ground of faulty appointment.

Earlier, the State Government had tried to �accommodate� all the 10,323 teachers by creating 12,000 posts in different categories but it could not be filled following the apex Court�s ruling.