Violence over teacher recruitment: Panchayat election postponed in parts of Udaipur

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September 28, 2020, 9:35 am

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Jaipur: As the violence over teacher recruitment continued in Udaipur, Dungapur and Kherwada areas of the state, the panchayat elections in Sarada and Gogunda areas of Udaipur district have been postponed. At least 55 gram panchayat will be affected. The polling at nearly 950 gram panchayats began at 7.30 am on Monday. The voting will continue till 5.30 pm.

The administration assured the protestors that the government would file an SLP in the Supreme Court against the Rajasthan high court decision in 2018 teacher recruitment case. The protests are demanding recruitment of ST candidates for the seats of general category which remained vacant.

The local district administration claimed that the station was under control in Dungarpur and they have removed blockades put up by the protestors on the Udaipur-Ahemdabad National Highway. The highway was closed for three days, but the traffic resumed on Sunday.

On Sunday, no untoward incidents were reported in Dungapur and Kherwada, but protestors hurled stones on policemen in Rishabhdeo area of Udaipur. At least eight people including six policemen were injured.

A meeting between public representatives and admirative officials was held at Kherwada panchayat samiti building on Sunday. The officials assured the public representatives that the government would file an SLP in the Supreme Court, so the people should withdraw the protest immediately.  

First published: September 28, 2020