CHANDIGARH, April 15 :The Congress today condemned the assault on protesting ETT and EGS teachers by the activists of the Students Organisation of India (SOI) in Bathinda on Tuesday.
A party release issued here today alleged that the SOI was proving a law unto itself and was resorting to all sorts of criminal intimidation. The release demanded immediate action against the culprits and their mentors.
The party has also supported the demand of the teachers for registering criminal cases against the Akali candidate from Bathinda parliamentary constituency Harsimrat Kaur, Bubby Badal, Swarup Chand Singla and Baljit Singh Dhanoa.
The leaders of the protesting teachers alleged that the SOI activists told them that they had been asked to get them vacated from the place they were protesting against the government for non fulfillment of their demands. They have already submitted a written complaint to the Senior Superintendent of Police, Bathinda seeking registration of criminal case against the four who were behind the assault on the teachers as they thought this was damaging their image.
The Congress release said, there was an urgent need to check the activities of the SOI which was resorting to all sort of criminal activities including the intimidation of opponents at the behest of their masters and mentors.