Intensifying the movement 10323 Joint movement committee organized a torch rally yesterday late evening. Hundreds of terminated teachers took participated in the rally. The rally traveled various part of the town. “We had served a four-day ultimatum to the state government. We will decide what needs to be done tomorrow after the meeting,” said JMC. ‘We want justice we want our permanent job’ was the slogan. The teachers have been protesting since December 7 last in front of Agartala City Centre amid the cold weather. However, nobody from the government has met with them or called for a meeting. The selection of 10,323 teachers was conducted according to advertisements issued in 2002, 2006 and 2009, which was challenged before the High Court of Tripura by Tanmoy Nath and others. Later, the High Court of Tripura announced the termination of the teachers in 2014, which was later upheld by the Supreme Court in 2017. Interestingly, the number of terminated teachers has now come down to 8,882 after around 1,400 of the 10,323 were recruited for jobs in other departments of the government. But the remaining 8,882 terminated teachers continue their struggle.