Women wall: Govt revises controversial circular
Thiruvananthapuram: The government has revised the controversial circular released in connection with the women wall demonstration.
The new circular eliminated the portion that seeks funds from the state finance department. It was issued after chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan stated that government funds will not be allotted for the women wall demonstration.
Meanwhile, the high court sought clarification on whether government employees were being forced to participate in the demonstration. It observed that it was not wrong to organise such demonstrations to highlight the achievements of the government.
The petitioners had alleged that employees from various departments and Asha, Kudumbasree workers were being forced to participate in the women wall demonstration. The next hearing will take place on Thursday.
Meanwhile, higher secondary school principals received a circular from the higher secondary directorate stating that they must take part in the meeting organised to form the welcome committee for the demonstration.
The circular was issued on Thursday. However, the meeting did not take place as per schedule on Friday because of the hartal. Teacher’s organisations believe that a new circular will be issued. At the same time, teacher’s organisations affiliated to the oppositions have called for a boycott of such meetings.