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UP teachers protest, demanding arrest of those accused of assaulting a college principal

May 21, 2024

Principals and teachers in Uttar Pradesh launched an indefinite protest on Monday at the Hiralaal Barseni Inter College, demanding the arrest of those allegedly involved in the assault of a principal and several other staff members of a private college. The incident, reported by Archana Varshney, the female principal of Hiralaal Barseni Inter College, occurred on Saturday when the school staff asked some outsiders playing in the assembly ground to leave the premises. The outsiders allegedly assaulted the principal.

Members of the UP Pradhanacharya Parishad (UPPP) and UP Shiksha Sangh began an indefinite dharna protest at the college to express their outrage over the delay in arresting the individuals involved in Saturday’s incident. Dipak Paliwal, Patron of the Aligarh unit of UPPP, emphasized the unprecedented and serious nature of the assault on the principal. He stated that the teaching community is united in its demand for swift justice and warned that protests would intensify statewide if the culprits are not promptly arrested.

An FIR was lodged against eight persons in connection with the incident, which took place on the premises of a school in the Gandhi Park police station area. A video of the incident has also been circulating on social media platforms. Based on the principal’s complaint, the police filed charges under sections 147 (rioting), 323 (voluntarily causing harm), and 504 (intentional insult) of the Indian Penal Code against three named individuals and five unidentified persons. The police assured that a probe is ongoing and that those involved will be arrested soon.

Source: PTI

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