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Teachers’ body threatens protest for pay commission, release of salaries

By Syed Nashir Ali Gillani

Srinagar:  Jammu and Kashmir Teachers Joint Action Committee (JKTJAC) on Wednesday threatened to go on 24-hour protest if the demands raised by the SSA teachers were not fulfilled.

The SSA teachers have been demanding delinking of their salaries and implementation of 7th pay commission.

The JKTJCA leader, Abdul Qayoom Wani, said, “We have been knocking at the doors of the government time and again to fulfil our demands.”

“No initiative has been taken yet by the government. We are suffering miserably. It is a matter of salaries.”

He said the protest would begin June 19 at SK Park here.

The teachers, he said, never wanted to hamper the educational activities in schools

“We know students have been suffering, but we have no other option. The government shall fulfil all the demands by 18th June, after which we will intensify our agitation,” he said.

Wani was addressing the media persons near civil secretariat on the sidelines of the protest staged by the JKTJAC.

Meanwhile, scores of SSA teachers assembled outside the Civil Secretariat, and raised anti-government and anti-administration slogans.

Demanding the release of pending salaries, they asked for delinking of their salaries and implementation of 7th pay commission.

Police detained around 50 protesting SSA teachers and sent them to Shaheed Gunj Police Station.