SRINAGAR Even after the government appealed the teachers not to resort to extreme measures like hunger strikes, the Sarva Shikhsha Abhiyan (SSA) teachers continued their indefinite hunger strike for the second straight day in Srinagar to press the government over their demands.
Earlier, the government had appealed the teachers not to resort to extreme measures like hunger strike as it has already constituted a Committee headed by Principal Secretary Finance to look into the grievances of teachers, in particular the SSA Teachers.
However, dozens of SSA teachers continued with their hunger strike and sit-in at Srinagar here to demand implementation of 7th pay commission in favour of SSA, RMSA teachers and masters and delinking of their salaries from MHRD to state sector.
The teachers said that they will continue with the hunger strike until and unless the government will take any favorable step for the teachers.
The protesting teachers said that several promises were done by the government so far but unfortunately nothing has been done. We have been assured several times that our demands will be fulfilled but unfortunately no concrete step was taken by the authorities for the teachers, they said.
They further stated that it is unfortunate that the government has utterly failed to fulfill its promises done with the teachers. We were again forced by the government to hit the streets for our demands as no step was taken by them, thus leaving thousands of teachers to suffer, they said.