ReT teachers protest in Srinagar over pending demands
Amid rain, hundreds of Rehbar-e-Taleem (ReT) teachers on Saturday protested here in Srinagar and demanded fulfillment of their long pending demands including streamlining of their salaries as the government has failed to release salaries for four months.
The teachers under the aegis of Jammu Kashmir Rehbar-e-Taleem Teachers Forum assembled at press enclave here and were led by Chairman Farooq Ahmad Tantray. Shouting slogans in favour of their demands and against State Government, the protesters demanded the release of salaries of 45,000 teachers working under SSA and RMSA.
On the occasion, ReT teachers warned the Government of prolonged agitation if their demands are not met. “Our 45,000 teachers are without salaries from last six months but the attitude of Government and Education Minister is condemnable. We won’t bow down before Government nor will we sit silent,” they said.
The aggrieved teachers also threatened to lock down schools in case government fails to meet their demands. “If they(government) fail to address our demands, we will lock down all the schools in Kashmir,” they said.