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Teachers’ hunger strike enters into 17th day in Srinagar, 21st in Jammu.

The protesting teachers’ hunger strike entered into 17th and 21st in Srinagar and Jammu respectively on Wednesday.The teachers under SSA scheme including head teachers have been demanding implementation of 7th pay commission.

Condemning government’s indifference towards protesting teachers, Teachers Joint Action Committee (TJAC) president, Abdul Qayoom Wani in his statement said: “Due to continuous hunger strike the condition of many teachers is critical and silence of the government on pathetic condition of the teachers is shameful and highly condemned”.He said teachers have been deprived form 7th pay commission benefits which is their “legitimate right”.

“Such type of attitude with the builders of nation compels them to opt the path of agitation,” he said.He added that government should stop to test the patience of teachers.

“Otherwise government will have to face the brunt of five lakh employees of the state. The responsibility shall lie on the shoulders of the government,” he said.

Wani called for Governor Satya Pal Malik’s immediate intervention to solve the issue of teachers.

He also threatened to intensify the agitation in case demands of teachers are not met immediately.

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