Teachers close primary schools in Peshawar after teargas shelling by the KP police

After the failed negotiations, the police tried to break the crowd of protestors and disperse them.

Teachers close primary schools in Peshawar after teargas shelling by the KP police

After the Peshawar police’s teargas shelling and baton charge on the teachers’ protest, the All Primary Teachers Association (APTA) has decided to shut down all the primary schools in the region.

Details have revealed that the police took action after unsuccessful negotiations between the teachers and the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government.

After the failed negotiations, the police tried to break the crowd of protestors and disperse them. They used teargas shelling and baton charge and aerial firing for the purpose. The protestors were gathered in front of the KP Assembly.

The peaceful protestors retaliated by throwing stones at the police. As a result, two policeman got injured and were shifted to the Lady Reading Hospital (LRH) in Peshawar.

The protestors were basically protesting with the demand of getting promoted from their grades and an increment in salaries.

The police also detained about 150 protestors and warned them not to come to GT road or they would be arrested. Moreover, Government Higher Secondary School was also raided and teachers who tried to exit the school were arrested.

An FIR has also been filed against the protesting teachers with the chargers of vandalising public property, pelting stones at the police and interfering with governmental affairs.

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