Now parents too have joined the outcry of the primary school job-seekers in Malda who since the last fifteen days have sat on a hunger strike in front of the administrative building, District Magistrate’s office.

They irked guardians stood against the government by putting up an agitation and by surrounding the office of the chairman of the District Primary School Council (DPSC), Ashis Kundu, for almost four hours on Monday.

A huge contingent of police and rapid action force (RAF) personnel were deployed at the DPSC office this morning to avoid unwanted incidents.

However, it is alleged by the agitators that police had misbehaved with their parents. The demand of publication of the panel was also turned down by Mr Kundu as according to him it was a matter of sub judice.

According to sources the parents of the agitating job aspirants went to talk to Mr Kundu but it was alleged that at first he had refused to talk to them but he later met the parents and had a meeting with them.

The parents, on the other hand, called for an indefinite gherao of the chairman till the panel is published but then Mr Kundu finally managed to lift the gherao.

It is to be noted here that the panel for primary school teachers in the district has not been published against the recruitment exam held in the year 2009-10 instead of an order passed by the High Court to pass it at the earliest in the month of October 2017.

More than a hundred youths who appeared for the exam taken once again for those same posts in 2014 went for a hunger strike during the visit of the chief minister in Malda.

Almost all the opposition party leaders met the youths except the ruling party, Trinamool Congress, and the administrative officers. Mr Kundu said, “The matter is subject to court’s order and I cannot publish the panel now.

I lent my ears to the parents and heard their problems patiently while appealing them to make their agitating sons and daughters understand the situation, thereby lifting their hunger strike.”