Wani warns of complete lockout of schools if Govt doesnt move
SRINAGAR The indefinite hunger strike of Sarva Shikhsha Abhiyaan (SSA) teachers under the banner of Teachers Joint Action Committee (TJAC) entered 5th day on Friday with authorities showing no signs of compromise. Thousands of teachers are pouring in to express solidarity with the striking teachers at Pratap Park Srinagar as well as in Jammu. Teachers are demanding 7th pay commission benefits and linking of their salaries with state sector.
The large number of teachers along with the teachers on hunger strike offered Friday congregational prayers at Pratap Park.
Talking to media persons, TJAC chairman, Abdul Qayoom Wani asked the government not to test the patience of teaching community anymore and said that teachers have decided to give any sacrifice for their legitimate rights.
Wani hailed the teaching community of Jammu and Kashmir for having full faith on TJAC leadership and are showing solidarity continuously with the teachers on hunger strike. He said that besides tremendous pressure from the teaching community for complete lockout of the schools, TJAC leadership is committed enough towards their responsibility with society in general and student community in particular.
Wani said that TJAC is exploring other options of protest to press for our demands so that academics of our students may not get effected but at the same time Wani warned that if government will treat our sincerity as our weakness then TJAC will be compelled to opt this last option after proper consultation with parents and civil society and responsibilities shall lie on the shoulders of the Govt.