Six schoolteachers on hunger strike admitted to DMCH

Six primary school teachers, who went on hunger strike unto death on Saturday, were admitted to the Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) when their condition deteriorated on Sunday.

The teachers admitted to hospital are: Ajmal Hossen (40) from Kishoreganj, Salma Muktari (40) from Lakhimpur, Abdul Hi (50) from Narsingdi, Zahid Hassan from Pirojpur (38), Emdadul Hoque (42) from Kishoreganj and Nasrin Akhter(50) from Bagherhat.

DMCH Police camp in-charge, Sub-inspector (SI) Bacchu Mia confirmed the matter to Jago News.

Assistant teachers of the government primary schools have been continuing their hunger strike until death for the second consecutive day demanding 11th grade.

Hundreds of teachers from all over the country took part in the programme starting from 10am on Saturday with Pledge to continue their movement until it is realized.

Many of them were seen clad in thin shawls in a bid to keep themselves warm. There were some others who did not even have warm clothes and merely wrapped themselves with the protest banners to protect themselves from the cold.

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