Imphal, May 4,
All Manipur Primary Teachers’ Association (AMPTA) – a Joint body of Hindi Primary Teachers and Primary Teachers in Manipur vehemently condemn the police excess and misbehaviour to Head Mistress of Bhairodan Maxwell Hindi High School, Khwairakpam Sunita, who is also a Natinal Awardee. The teachers’ body while demanding apology from the police personnel who ill treated the National awardee teacher, threaten to sent report regarding the mishandling of a National Awardee teacher along with the video footage of the incident to the President of India , Prime Minister and to the Union Minister of Home Affairs.
A press statement issued by the joint primary teachers’ body said that driving out of the fruit stalls which were constructed attaching the school wall has been a long standing demand of the Bhairodan Maxwell Hindi High School. Several memorandums demanding shifting of the fruit stalls has been submitted to the concern government authority time and again besides staging sit-in-protest by the teachers, staffs and students of the school.
It further added that waste contaminated rotten fruits threw out by the fruit stalls which is constructed attaching the wall of the school and also above the drain and footpath caused apprehension to the safety of the students and teachers health.
The vandalising of the stalls by the volunteers of the JCILPS students’ wing on May 2, perhaps appeared as a relief for the school authority however, reconstruction of the stalls upset the Head Mistress. As she saw a rope being tied inside the school premises without taking permission of the school authority she cut it as it was her duty to take care of her school, the statement added.
It further said that without asking the reason for cutting of the rope, the police personnel misbehave and ill-treated her without any courtesy even after knowing that she (Khwairakpam Sunita) is a National Awardee. President of India had presented the award in recognition to her service as teacher and the way the police personnel treated to her yesterday was an insult not only to the teaching community but also to the President of India.
The All Manipur Primary Teachers’ Association demand immediate apology and shifting of the fruit stalls and stated that details of incident along with video footage will be sent to the President of India, Prime Minister and the Union Minister of Home Affairs.