ReT teachers protest againstGovt; demand release of salaries

Srinagar: Demanding immediate release of their salaries, the Rehber-e-Taleem (ReT) teachers of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Wednesday carried out a protest march against the government for failing to release their monthly salaries.

Amid anti-government sloganeering, the protesters who were holding banners assembled at Nishat Park and marched towards Mini-secretariat Bandipora to mark a protest against the government.

The protesting ReT teachers were demanding release of their salaries pending, which according to them are pending from past seven months.

The protesters said they are without salaries from past seven months while the government doesn’t even bother to look into the sufferings faced by the ReT teachers whose salaries have been withheld for unknown reasons.

“It is unfortunate that despite serving the department with dedication, the government has withheld our salaries and are paying no heed over our sufferings,” the ReT teachers said, adding that the government must release their salaries as soon as possible.

The protesters said that they approached the higher ups but unfortunately nothing has been done in this regard. “We appeal to the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti and Minister Concerned, Naeem Akhtar to look into the matter and release our salaries at earliest,” the aggrieved teachers said.

The protesters said that the ReT teachers are being subjected to face hardships.

Meanwhile, the protesting ReT teachers later dispersed peacefully. (KNS)


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