Hundred state leaders of TJAC protests near civil secretariat
Srinagar, Jun 13: Leaders of Teachers Joint Action Committee staged a peaceful sit in protest near civil Secretariat Srinagar under the leadership of President EJAC, Chairman JKTF, Chairman Teachers joint action committee Abdul Qayoom Wani.
All the leaders assembled near Khalisa High School wearing black masks as a mark of protest. The leaders of TJAC that includes Jammu and Kashmir Teachers Forum, Jammu and Kashmir, RRET Forum, Jammu and Kashmir SSA Teachers Association and Tehreek-e-Rehbar Taleem Teachers Forum participated in the protest.
According to a statement issued to KNS, while talking to the media persons, Wani said that government is unnecessarily harassing teachers and masters working under SSA and RMSA by debarring them from 7th pay commission and repeated delay in salaries for months together.
Wani urged upon the government to link the SSA salaries with state sector and release the salaries of these teachers as per 7th pay commission.
He said that these teachers have been enjoying all other perks in the department from time to time as others state employees are enjoying. He said that debarring SSA teachers and masters from 7th pay commission is a brazen injustice.
President EJAC said it is matter of thousands of families that are at the verge of starvation in this Holly month of Ramzan and on the eve of eid.
He said that SSA Teachers and masters are in mental trauma and are worst victims of the situation.
Chairman JKTF urged upon the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, Finance Minister Syed Altaf Bukhari, Education Minister Chowdhary Zulfikar Ali and worthy Chief Secretary B B Vyas for their personal and immediate intervention for the resolving of this human issue so that thousands of teachers may have a sigh of relief.
Wani said that if the government fails to resolve the genuine issue of the teachers and masters working under SSA and RMSA, thousands of teachers under the banner of Teachers Joint Action Committee will hold 24 hours sit in protest at Sher-e-Kashmir park Srinagar on 18th of June.
When the leaders were marching towards civil Secretariat the heavy deployment of police stopped them near civil Secretariat and arrested Ab. Qayoom Wani and other state leaders that include Gazi Ab. Aziz, Ganesh Khajuria, Vinod Sharma, Mohd Akbar Khan, Mohd Rafiq Rather, Shah Fayaz, Javid Iqbal, Saleem Sager, Pir Nisar, Mohd. Afzal Bhat, Khadim Raza, Riyaz-ur-Rehman, Ashiq Rasool, Showkat Ali Beigh, Shabir Ahamd, Zeshaan Parvaz, Bhat Javid, Alli Bhotto, Mohd Akbar Dar, Malik Javid and others. (KNS)