At least 87 persons, including two photojournalists, were injured on Wednesday after clashes between security personnel and retrenched schoolteachers in Agartala, Tripura.
A large contingent of the Tripura State Rifles (TSR), led by senior police officials, detained the terminated teachers on the 52nd day of their sit-in protest and dismantled their venue outside the City Centre here early in the morning.
Most of the 10,323 teachers, who lost their jobs after a Supreme Court order in May last year due to flaws in the recruitment process during the previous government, were seeking direct employment in government departments. The terminated teachers, under the banner of the Joint Movement Committee (JMC), had started the protest to press their demands.
Trouble started after the TSR, led by senior police officials, raided the protest venue at 5.30 am and detained a few hundred protesters. The detainees were taken to the headquarters of the 2nd battalion of the TSR at R.K. Nagar, 12 km…