ANATG Hunger Strike Still in Continuation


The All Nagaland Adhoc Teachers Group (ANATG) went on hunger strike for the sixth day on Tuesday demanding regularization of services in government schools.

The All Nagaland Adhoc Teachers Group (ANATG)-2015 batch with 1,166 members who were appointed to various government schools in the state from 1994 to 2012, has been protesting outside the state civil secretariat since September 26.

At least 38 protesters are on hunger strike during the ongoing agitation since last Thursday, while the rest are protesting at the Naga Solidarity Park here.

Meanwhile, ANATG spokesperson Bendangtamsu Ozukum claimed that the indefinite hunger strike continued for the sixth day on Tuesday. Four more volunteers were taken to the hospital due to health problems.

He claimed that the condition of one of them is stated to be critical, while the condition of the other is stable.

Temporary teachers on Monday refused to accede to the state government’s proposal to constitute a high-powered committee to consider their demand and reaffirmed their demand for immediate regularization of their services.

A group of protesting teachers had written to Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Monday, requesting him to intervene to fulfill their demand for regularization of services.