Bangladesh Independent Madrasa Teachers’ Association is holding a 15-day strike demanding seven points including the nationalization of independent ibtedai madrasas.
As a part of the program on Sunday, the Bangladesh Independent Ibtedayi Madrasa Teachers’ Association marched towards the Prime Minister’s Office from ahead of the National Press Club and got stuck during a police barricade near Kadam Foyer.
Kazi Faizur Rahman, president of the teachers’ association, said, “During our strike and fast in 2016, the secretary of the concerned department assured us to simply accept our logical demands.” But even today it’s not been implemented. Our sit-in program has been happening for the 15th day during a row from this month demanding nationalization. This position will continue until our demands are met. ‘
He added, “Our program started peacefully today a bit like the other day. As a part of the pre-determined program, we are alleged to walk towards the Prime Minister’s Office and fork over the memorandum. But the police stopped us. ‘
Their demands include the inclusion of codeless madrasas within the code number by the board, the amendment of the Independent Ibtedai Madrasa Policy-2018, the inclusion of 1 HSC pass rather than one Alim teacher, the appointment of office assistants in independent ibtedayi madrasas like primary, And arranging for permanent registration of independent ibtedayi madrasas.
Patuakhali district madrasa teacher who took part in the strike. “Under the influence of the continued global coronavirus, unpaid madrassa teachers across the country live inhumane lives,” Furkan said. we’ve jobs but we do not have salaries. therefore the position program goes on at the initiative of the Madrasa Teachers Association to demand nationalization. And our position will continue until the nationalization is announced by the Prime Minister or the Minister of Education. ‘
Kazi Mokhlesur Rahman, secretary-general of the strike, Maulana Shahjahan, vice-president, ABM Abdul Quddus, Abu Musa Bhuiyan, Muha. Bashir Ullah Atahari and Mufti Masum Billah Nafi, Member Secretary of Bangladesh Awami Ulema League spoke. quite five hundred madrasa teachers were present at the time.