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SRINAGAR: Several protesting Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) teachers were detained as they tried to march towards the Civil Secretariat to press for their demand of pending salaries.
Led by Abdul Qayoom Wani and State General Secretary, Ganesh Khajuria, the Rehbar-e-Taleem teachers (ReTs), Regularized ReTs and Head Teachers working under SSA scheme were trying to march towards the Civil Secretariat and press upon the government to fulfil their long-pending demand of inordinate delay in delinking salary from funds received from the Centre.
Khajuria said that the Forum has decided to stage sit-in outside Civil Secretariat Srinagar but the heavy contingent of police deployed at Jahagir Chowk foiled the protest and detained several leaders.
The agitating teachers under the banner of Jammu Kashmir Teachers Forum criticised the callous attitude of the government regarding delinking of salary from Central Budget to State Budget and implementation of Seventh Pay Commission in their favor also.
They raised their voice against the casual approach of the government regarding grievances being confronted by the ReTs, RReTs, Head Teachers who are at the verge of starvation due to misinterpretation of aforesaid scheme leading to wrong implementation resulting into the unnecessary harassment and mental trauma for no fault of their.
JKTF Chairman A.Q Wani, State General Secretary Ganesh Khajuria, Subash Sharma District President Kathua, Sanjeev Sharma District Secretary Kathua, 10+2 Lecturers Forum President Dr. Manjoor Ahmed, Kuldeep Bandral Secretary and Peer Nissar J&K Publicity Secretary JKTF were detained on the spot.
JKTF leaders warned the government to desist from such suppressing polices instead of resolving the genuine demands. They vowed to continue their struggle till it reach logical conclusion.
Meanwhile J&K ReT Teachers Forum observed district level protests across the State seeking implementation of 7th Pay Commission and delinking of salaries from MHRD to State Budget.
In District Jammu, the protest was led by State Convener Ninu Latta. In District Udhampur, the protest was led by Senior Vice Chairman Bhupinder Singh and District President Kuldeep Katoach.
Chairman of the Forum, F.A Tantray and Bhupinder Singh appealed to the ReTs and RReTs across the State to assemble at Partap Park Srinagar on Eid-ul-Fitter from where they will march towards Chief Minister’s residence.
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