Flay State, Central government for neglecting Education Sector
SRINAGAR: President Joint Committee of Private School has in a press communiqué Friday said that they would support the shutdown call given by Kashmir Economic Alliance for September 7.
The Committee alleged the government has neglected the Education Sector which was badly hit in the September 2014 deluge.
KEA, an amalgam of various trade associations, has called for Kashmir Bandh on September 7 against governments indifference to Valleys local sectors after last years September floods caused large scale devastation.
KEA Chairman Showkat Chowdhary has called all the sectors to strike work and observe September 7 as black day in protest against GoIs fake promises.
President Joint Committee of Private Schools G N Var said they are supporting the KEAs call for September 7 to protest governments failure to look after their genuine demands and compensate the Education Sector.
Floods caused large scale destruction to Valleys infrastructure and schools were not spared. Many schools lost important infrastructure and important softwares which needed to be rebuilt. We have approached state government and central government and informed them about the losses education sector has suffered but both the governments have neglected this sector, said Var.
He said government even did not bother to visit damaged schools and take the assessment of the losses they suffered.
Var said private schools have been asked to waive off the fee of the students for September and October 2014 which should be compensated by the state government.
Meanwhile, the Executive Committee of the J&K High Court Bar Association Srinagar, has also decided to lend support to the shutdown.
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