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Now madrassa teachers go on hunger strike

Published on: 4:56 pm - Tuesday | January 9, 2018

Ebtedayee madrassa teachers on Tuesday went on an indefinite hunger strike demanding demanding nationalisation of all registered institutions.

Many madrasa teachers, at the demonstration near Jatiya Press Club, vowed to continue demo until Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announces nationalisation of their madrasas.

UNB addes that, earlier on Monday, the Ebtedayee teachers submitted separate memoranda to the Education Ministry and Finance Ministry to realise their demands, including nationalisation of madrassas, said Kazi Mokhlesur Rahman, secretary general of the association.

Demanding an immediate solution to the problem, the general secretary said they will continue their hunger strike until the announcement is made from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid to nationalise the Ebtedayee madrassas.

He alleged that the Ebtedayee madrassa teachers are being deprived of proper pay and allowances despite working as much as government primary school teachers.

The teachers had been on a sit-in programme as part of their ultimatum since January 1.

Meanwhile, the assistant teachers of state-run primary schools earlier on December 22 went on an indefinite hunger strike demanding upgradation of their salary scale. Four days later, on December 25, they ended the strike upon assurance from Primary and Mass Education Minister Mostafizur Rahman that their demand will be met.

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