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    Anti-CAA Stir: School Teacher’s Termination Cancelled, To Be Reinstated

    A woman school teacher who was served with a termination notice for supporting school students participating in anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA) protests will be reinstated.

    A reinstatement letter was issued by Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti in Shillong on December 28th, 2019 signed by the Deputy Commissioner Shyamaleema Deka.

    “You are requested to reinstate Bondita Borah to the post of FCSA at JNV, Jorhat, with immediate effect under intimation to this office.” The letter addressed to the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Jorhat, read.

    Bora, who has been serving as a computer teacher at the school was served, the termination notice from the school principal, Mukesh Kumar on December 24th, 2019 alleging poor performance.

    It may be mentioned, the Assam government has warned its employees of disciplinary action against those “indulging and participating in political activities” on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and Instagram. The department of education has formed a monitoring cell to monitor the “prohibited activities”.

    Demanding withdrawal of the termination notice, the students extended support to the teacher. The All Assam Students’ Union and Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuva Chatra Parishad had also set “24-hour deadline” to restore the teacher.

    Photo Credit: Sajid Hussain

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