Police foil SSA teacher’s Raj Bhawan march in Srinagar, detain several


Dozens of government employees on Tuesday were detained here as police foiled their protest march towards the official residence of Governor N N Vohra in support of their demands including implementation of the seventh pay commission recommendations.

SSA Teachers during a protest in Srinagar. KL image by Bilal Bahadur

Scores of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) teachers assembled at the Sher-e-Kashmir Park here in the summer capital of the state and started marching towards Raj Bhavan in Gupkar area of the city, a police official said.

He said the protesting employees were demanding implementation of the seventh pay commission recommendations and de-linking of their salaries from the Union Ministry of Human Resources and Development funding

A large contingent of police was deployed to stop the march and the protesting teachers were asked to disperse, the official said.

Police use coloured water to disperse the protesting teachers.
KL image by Bilal Bahadur

However, he said, as they continued the march, the police swung into action and used coloured water cannons and batons to disperse them.

Police also took dozens of teachers into custody, the official said.


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