SSA teachers hold protests in Srinagar, seek release of pending salaries

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Srinagar

Sarva Shiksha Abhiyaan (SSA) teachers on Wednesday staged a peaceful protest against the government for failing to fulfil their demands, in Lal Chowk Srinagar.

Scores of the SSA protestors assembled outside civil Secretariat gate in Srinagar, while shouting anti-governmental and anti-administration slogans demanded the pending salaries of three-months (April onwards) according to seventh pay commission, besides de-linking their salary from Ministry of Human Resource and Development.

Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) teachers protest in Srinagar, KL image by Bilal Bahadur

“We have been knocking at the doors of the government time and again to fulfil our demands. But there were no initiatives taken by the government till now, which has literally forced us to suffer on daily basis,” said Abdul Qayoom Wani, President, JKTAC.

The president added that despite holding a peaceful protest their fifty protestors were detained by the Police and then lodged into police station Shahidgunj, Srinagar.

The president threatened that if the protesters will not be released by today evening, they will hit the streets tomorrow again in Sheri Kashmir Park for 24, long hours.

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