TNI Bureau: The police resorted to lathicharge on block grant teachers and officials, who have been on a strike, demanding the abolition of block grant and adoption of full grant status. Over 20,000 teachers were present during the agitation. Around 30-35 teachers are said to be injured.
The lower PMG has become a battlefield, as police and teachers are engaged in a pitched battle. Many women teachers were also injured in the lathicharge.