Srinagar, Sep 5: The teachers observed on Wednesday observed ‘Teachers Day’ (Sep 5) as Black Day. The teachers accused state government of adopting an apathetic attitude towards their long-pending demands.
Hundreds of teachers assembled here at Sher-e-Kashmir Park Srinagar demanding implementation of 7th Pay Commission and de-linking of SSA salaries from MHRD to state budget. As the protesters hit to roads and tried to proceed towards SKICC, police swung into action and detained scores of them. Police also charged teachers with canes resulting in the injuries of some of the teachers. Police also used color water cannons to disperse the protesting teachers.
The protesting teachers alleged that police used excessive force against them. “Police treated us like cattle and thrashed us mercilessly,” they told news agency CNS.
Teachers also protested in different headquarters of Kashmir Valley.(CNS)