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J&K: Teachers protest non-disbursal of salaries

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

Teachers engaged under the (SSA) in today held a protest march here against the delay in the release of their salaries.

The protesting teachers said they will lock down all schools till Monday as a mark of protest against the government's failure to release their salaries.

The teachers, under the banner of JK Rehbar-e-Taleem Teachers Forum (ReTTF), assembled at the Press Enclave here and took out the protest march demanding the release of their pending salaries.

They said the had not released their salaries for the past five months, causing immense hardships to them.

"minister Haseeb Drabu, on the floor of the Assembly, had claimed that the salary of the SSA teachers will be delinked and will be released on monthly basis from April this year. But, the claims have fallen flat as we have not received our salaries for the past five months," they said.

They threatened to stage state-wide protests if the fails to release their salary till Eid-ul-Fitr this month-end.

The teachers then marched to the office of Director, school education, where they held peaceful protests.

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First Published: Thu, June 15 2017. 17:42 IST