EVs Call Off Strike

Srinagar – After getting personal assurances from the Chief Minister’s political advisor, Devender Singh Rana, that their demands will be fulfilled by the government, the protesting Educational Volunteers (EVs), working in different schools across the valley called off their hunger strike cum dharna here today.

Rana, on Wednesday afternoon visited the protesting EVs at the Press Enclave and convinced them to call off their hunger strike after giving assurances that the government would fulfill all their legitimate demands.

Earlier Director School Education, M Shafi Rather had also visited the protesting EVs to express solidarity with them and convince them to call off their strike.

The EVs on the occasion apprised the political advisor to CM about their demands including regularization of their services and enhancement in

their wages. Pertinently, the state government had earlier set up a committee to look into their demands.

After convincing the EVs to call off their strike, Rana personally served juice to the volunteers sitting on the hunger strike.

Pertinently, the EVs had been sitting on the hunger strike for last 10 days in protest against non-fulfilment of their demands.

Meanwhile talking to KNS, President of EVs Gulzar Ahmad told KNS that they are hopeful of fulfillment of their demands this time round.

He also thanked the state government, particularly the Chienf Minister and his advisor for showing concern towards their plight.

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