Bihar's schools hit by Teachers' strike

Published on May 03, 2015 08:19:14 AM
An indefinite strike called by teachers has affected nearly 20 million students in Bihar's government-run schools.Over 3.5 lakh contractual teachers of around 72,000 primary and middle schools were on strike since last month demanding pay hike and better working conditions in schools.

Thousands of high school teachers have joined in the strike, to support them, an official from the Education department said.Hundreds of schools across the state have been locked by the striking teachers.