500 teachers detained in Guntur

500 teachers detained in Guntur
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The urban police took about 500 teachers who participated in the Maha Pada Yatra from Guntur to Vijayawada, demanding abolition of Contributory Pension Scheme and revival of Old Pension Scheme on Sunday

Guntur: The urban police took about 500 teachers who participated in the Maha Pada Yatra from Guntur to Vijayawada, demanding abolition of Contributory Pension Scheme and revival of Old Pension Scheme on Sunday.

The police officials rejected the permission for the procession. Following a call given by the UTF, the teachers under the banner of UTF participated in the procession. The police officials already made it clear that Section -30 of the Police Act was in force.

MLC Y Srinivasula Reddy demanded that the government revive the old pension scheme immediately to benefit lakhs of the employees and criticized that the government was neglecting them. He warned that they will continue their agitation till the government accepts their demands.

UTF state general secretary P Babu Reddy criticized that the government had no sympathy towards teachers and employees and warned that if the government did not respond, they will intensify their agitation. He criticized that the government is using police force to dilute their agitation.

Former MLC KS Lakshmana Rao demanded that the government take a decision on abolishing the CPS and include in political agenda. He reminded that though they have been agitating since 2004, the government was least bothered about it.

The police shifted about 500 teachers participated in the Maha Pada Yatra and shifted them to the Police Kalyana Mandapam in Guntur for violating the Section -30 of the Police Act. Later, they were freed.

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