Teachers denied entry into school


Srinagar: The staff of a government run school here in Srinagar city was seen waiting along the road side after paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force personnel denied them entry into the school.

Government Middle School Gagribal Dalgate according to the staffers has been occupied by CRPF and from April 3, the teachers mostly females visit the school and leave back to their destinations after CRPF disallows them. “We thought the elections are over now and CRPF would have vacated the building, but they haven’t as a result students have been suffering,” a female teachers waiting outside the school told news agency CNS.

Srinagar went to polls on 9 April. The day was marred by violence resulting into the killing of 8 civilians, prompting separatists to call for a two day shutdown. However, on Wednesday life limped back to normalcy and all the educational institutions re-opened after three day’s hiatus.

The staffers of the Gagribal Middle School accused authorities of misleading them. “We were told that CRPF will stay inside the school for a day only, but they have been here from past 10 days and disallowing us to enter into the premises,” they said adding that all the 11 rooms in the school are under the occupation of the CRPF. “Parents of our students have been calling us almost daily asking us to reopen the school because their wards are losing academic time,” the headmaster said. “But we are helpless.” (CNS)




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