SAD strongly condemns police deployment in schools: Dr. Daljit Singh Cheema
The Shiromani Akali Dal strongly condemned the decision of State government to deploy heavy police force inside schools for the purpose of implementations of “Padho Punjab Padhao Punjab ” programme. This has vitiated the pious and peaceful environment of the schools and created fear psychosis among the minds of innocent children. In addition, the government is insulting the teachers in the presence of their students. This action is highly shameful and a disgrace for the whole society.
In a strongly worded statement the former Education Minister, Punjab and Senior Vice President of Shiromani Akali Dal Dr. Daljit Singh Cheema said that instead of issuing such dictatorial orders, the education department must prepare the teachers psychologically with systematic professional training in a dignified manner. “If the system is so good, then why the teachers are opposing it tooth and nail ?” asked Cheema.
He further said that never in the history of a democratic India has it happened that teachers are being slapped and pushed around in the premises of schools creating havoc in their minds. Dr Cheema said that the SAD stood by the schools teachers, the backbone of any society and his party strongly condemns this autocratic style of the state government to implement “methodology” in schools where the entire teacher fraternity in a cohesive voice has objected that the system cannot be of any benefit to the students.
Dr. Cheema urged the State Chief Minister to immediately intervene in this serious matter and direct the state education department to withdraw its illegal and illogical orders. He also demanded a high level inquiry into this whole incidence to fix the responsibility and to punish the guilty at the earliest.
– PTC NEWS