Srinagar, Sep 16: An emergency meeting if Teachers Joint Action Committee (TJAC) was held at Pratap park Srinagar under the chairmanship of President employees Joint Action Committee, chairman Teachers Joint Action Committee Ab Quyoom Wani in which all the leaders of TJAC were present.
All the leaders hailed the role of TJAC leaders and teachers who are on hunger strike at Srinagar for last 14 days and at Jammu for the last 19 days at press club Jammu.
A mega peaceful protest demonstration was held from press club Jammu under the leadership of senior TJAC leaders Ganesh Khajuria and Vinod Sharma in which thousands of teachers participated. The same mega demonstration was to be held at Srinagar on 16 September but it was deferred due to unavoidable circumstances.
In the meeting president Employees Joint Action Committee, chairman TJAC Ab Quyoom Wani condemned the police action on the protesting teachers and leaders of TJAC who were marching towards Raj Bhawan Jammu in a mega demonstration.
Wani said that the large contingent of police stopped the historical demonstration and used Lathi charge and force to foil the peaceful demonstration.
He condemned the police action in which hundreds of TJAC leaders, activists and teachers were bundled in police station.
In the meeting all the leaders showed solidarity and sympathy with the teachers of Jammu division besides teachers at hunger strike at Jammu and Srinagar.
President EJAC hailed the courage and unity of teaching fraternity and asked the government not to test the patience of teaching community any more.
Wani urged upon Governor of the state Satya Paul Malik, Advisors to Governor Khursheed Ahmad Ganie, B B Viyas, Chief Secretary B V R Subramanyam, Secretary Education Ajeet Kumar Sahu for their immediate intervention to implement 7th pay commotion in favour of SSA teachers, head teachers and RMSA masters besides linking of their salaries with state sector otherwise teaching fraternity will have no option other than to intensify the agitation till its logical conclusion.
He said that the protest of teaching fraternity on Sunday (16-9-2018) is an eye opener for the government because teaching fraternity never wants to put the future of our students at stake and TJAC leadership has always opted other options to press their demands instead of lockout programme of schools.
Qayoom Wani also hailed the support of civil society for genuine and legitimate demands of teachers.
The TJAC leaders unanimously reiterated their stand to continue the indefinite hunger strike at both the places and have appealed all the teaching fraternity for greater unity for common cause Besides following Programmes of TJAC at gross root level with discipline and commitment. (KNS)