Srinagar teachers hold protest to demand implementation of 7th pay commission, detained
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Srinagar teachers hold protest to demand implementation of 7th pay commission, detained

The protesting employees were demanding implementation of the seventh pay commission, an official said.

india Updated: Jul 17, 2018 15:01 IST
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Government employees were detained in Srinagar on Tuesday as police foiled their protest march towards the official residence of governor N N Vohra. (Representative Image/AP Photo)

Dozens of government employees were detained in Srinagar on Tuesday as police foiled their protest march towards the official residence of governor N N Vohra in support of their demands including implementation of the seventh pay commission recommendations.

Hundreds of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) teachers assembled at the Sher-e-Kashmir Park in Srinagar in the summer capital of the state and started marching towards Raj Bhavan in Gupkar area of the city, a police official said.

He said the protesting employees were demanding implementation of the seventh pay commission recommendations and de-linking of their salaries from the Union Ministry of Human Resources and Development funding.

A large contingent of police was deployed to stop the march and the protesting teachers were asked to disperse, the official said.

However, he said, as they continued the march, the police swung into action and used coloured water canons and batons to disperse them.

Police also took dozens of teachers into custody, the official said.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

First Published: Jul 17, 2018 15:01 IST