Protesting ReTs, EVs Cane-Charged In Sgr

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Srinagar – Scores of teachers, including employee leaders, were detained on Wednesday as the police used force on  Education Volunteers (EVs) and Rahbar-e-Taleem appointees marching in Srinagar to press their demands.

Hundreds of  EVs and ReT teachers, on way to the secretariat to demand the regularization of their services, met stiff police resistance in cane charges and water cannon.  

Joint Coordination Committee (JCC) leader, Abdul Qayoom Wani, said that EVs had been promised regularization after five years, but were serving on a meager amount of Rs 1500 even after nearly a decade.

“After completing my post graduation in chemistry from the Kashmir university, I was appointed as a ReT,” a protesting teacher, Javaid Ahmad Mir, said. “But this is my 9th year of living on a miserable amount of 1500, which is a pittance considering the cost of living today.”

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