As the 4161 Selected Teachers Union tried to reach the local residence of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on the Patiala road, some police officials and union members pushed each other. Sticks were alleged to have been used against the protesters.
Following assurances from authorities that their issues would be resolved, they ended the protest.
All mandatory tests and medical examinations have been conducted by the Punjab Government. Our appointment letters were also sent on January 5, but we have not yet been assigned stations. Gurmale Singh, president of the union, said, “We were pushed and hit with sticks by police today.”
On the Patiala road, protesters from across Punjab converged near the Verka Milk plant. After that, they marched towards the residence of the CM.
“We were promised that our stations would be allotted soon by the government when we received our appointment letters. “However, we have not yet joined, and the repeated meetings with the authorities have failed,” said Balwinder Kaur, another protester. In an effort to join their stations quickly, some protesters resigned from their previous jobs.
Gurvir Singh, Sangrur Sadar SHO, denied the police used sticks to disperse protesters. The protesters were only stopped from marching towards the CM’s residence by us. The SHO said they pushed us.