Bring back teacher-protection law, schools body tells Govt

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The National Federation of Associations of Budget Private Schools and National Independent Schools Alliance (NISA) on Wednesday observed a Black Day and urged the government to bring 'Teachers Protection Act' to ensure safety of teaching and non-teaching staff. According to NISA, more than 60,000 schools across the country affiliated with State, CBSE, and ICSE boards observed the Black Day.

"In India, we always maintain high value for teachers. But, today, because of the discriminatory policies against the safety of teaching and non-teaching staff, a number of teachers, principals, school management, drivers and support staffs are behind the bars," said Kulbhushan Sharma, President, NISA.

Thomas Antony, National Coordinator of NISA, said that there is a need to have directions from the government for no arrest and no school closure before a proper investigation.

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