Last updated time: 08 March 2023, 18:29 IST
Demonstrators beat drums to wake up the government” (Representational photo)
Around 200 SSC job aspirants wearing black shirts took out a rally from Selda railway station to Mahatma Gandhi statue in central Kolkata.
SSC job-seeking women who qualified for teaching jobs in 2016 but are yet to get jobs took out a rally in Kolkata on Wednesday to mark their plight on International Women’s Day. Around 200 candidates in black shirts took out a rally from Selda railway station to Mahatma Gandhi statue in central Kolkata.
Some of the protesters bowed to the ground, stood up and repeated the action, while others displayed placards calling on the female chief minister (Mamata Banerjee) to “wake up on the plight of teachers aspirants”.
“Various programs are being organized across the city on the occasion of International Women’s Day, but the eligible women candidates of School Service Commission (SSC) have been protesting for more than 720 days, but the state government has not listened to their plight,” said Madhurima Sinha, an SSC candidate.
Demonstrators beat drums to “wake up the government”.
Trinamool Congress spokesperson Kunal Ghosh said the state education department was working “in the best interest” of the SSC candidates as per the court’s directive. “We ask them to be calm. No eligible candidate will be left out,” Ghosh added.
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