Kulgam suicide fallout: JKTF stages protest, demands release of salaries to 149 teachers

Srinagar, June 02: The Jammu and Kashmir Teachers Forum (JKTF) on Wednesday staged a silent protest against the government for not releasing the salaries of around 149 teachers.

Scores of teachers assembled at Srinagar’s Press Enclave and held a sit-in to press for their demands.

Muhammad Rafiq Rather, Chairman Jammu Kashmir Teachers Forum while interacting with media persons said that 149 teachers are not getting their salaries due to ‘adverse’ report.

“65 among them are not getting salaries for alleged militancy related issue. Although they have got clearances from CID and other security agencies, but still their salaries are being withheld. There is no concerte order in this regard as well,” he said.

He added that a youth from Kulgam has also committed suicide after his father’s salary was withheld since last 24 months.

“The government must release the salaries of all the employees so that such incidents are prevented,” he added. kno

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