Silent march by teachers form against the government
By: Tariq Shah VOV
After the recent suicide by son of a teacher whose father was among the hundreds of teachers whose salary is not being released by the school education department, there is lot of anger against the government for withholding the salaries of hundreds of teachers in Kashmir valley.
In this direction on Wednesday the Jammu and Kashmir Teachers Forum (JKTF) staged a silent protest against the government for not releasing the salaries of around 149 teachers. They held a silent protest in press enclave of Srinagar appealing the government to release the salary of all these teachers so that their families are not forced to go for suicide.
According to KNO Scores of teachers assembled at Srinagar’s Press Enclave and held a sit-in to press for their demands.
Muhammad Rafiq Rather, Chairman Jammu Kashmir Teachers Forum told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that 149 teachers are not getting their salaries due to ‘adverse’ report.
“65 among them are not getting salaries for alleged militancy related issues. Although they have got clearances from CID and other security agencies, still their salaries are being withheld. There is no concrete order in this regard as well,” he said.
He added that a youth from Kulgam has also committed suicide after his father’s salary was withheld since last 24 months.
With inputs from KNO