Protesting teachers arrested

Kathmandu. Teachers have been arrested while preparing to protest in front of the Prime Minister’s residence in Baluwatar.

Laxmi Kishor Subedi, general secretary of the Nepal Teachers Federation, said that the police arrested her while she was going to participate in a sit-in at the Prime Minister’s residence on Friday.

They were scheduled to hold a sit-in at the PM’s residence in Baluwatar from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Secretary-General Subedi informed that the agitating teachers were arrested from different places and kept at the Kamalpokhari Police Office.

He said, ‘Right now we have 100 teachers here under the control of the police. Friends in various other places have received information that the police have taken control.

For quality education, the state should invest 20 percent of the total budget, pass the National Education Act, change the constitutional arrangement, implement the 30-point agreement reached between the Nepal Teachers Federation and the government, and increase the salaries of primary school teachers and school staff. The federation has been carrying out a phased agitation since last April.