On Student Protests

On Student Protests

By Mir Liyaqat Nazir They are young, unambiguous and have seen only bloodshed unfolding in Kashmir since the armed rebellion against Indian rule started in the early 1990’s. Brought up in an extreme militarization, they are maverick, fearless; tech savvy, listening hip hops, wearing jeans but politically rational. Most of them are barely out of […]

JK students charged with raising pro-Pak slogans in UP college

JK students charged with raising pro-Pak slogans in UP college

Meerut: A police complaint has been lodged against some Kashmiri students at a dental college here for allegedly shouting pro-Pakistan slogans and uploading objectionable picture of Indian cricket team on social media after the ICC Champions Trophy final. Two complaints have been received, one by students of Kalka Dental College and Hospital and the other […]

Polytechnic students demand relaxation in syllabus

Polytechnic students demand relaxation in syllabus

SRINAGAR: Students from government and private polytechnic colleges staged a protest here Thursday, demanding relaxation in syllabus for their 6th semester examination. The students said that the Board of Technical Education has scheduled 6thsemester examinations from July 29, while the students have not completed “30 percent of the syllabus”. “We have started classes just few […]

100 open-sky schools to get buildings under ‘TAMIER’ project in Rajouri

100 open-sky schools to get buildings under ‘TAMIER’ project in Rajouri

RAJOURI: District administration Rajouri has initiated a project for construction of buildings for 100 open-sky schools in the district functioning without building and often facing closure due to bad weather. In an attempt to provide conducive atmosphere for education in remote and hilly areas 100 schools will constructed in 6 months under convergence of various […]

ReTs defer strike till Eid, warn impressive shutdown afterwards

ReTs defer strike till Eid, warn impressive shutdown afterwards

SRINAGAR: The teachers working in Kashmir schools under centrally-sponsored Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan continued shutdown for the second consecutive day demanding timely wages and service benefits. The two-day shutdown was called by Jammu and Kashmir Rehber-e-Taleem Teachers forum. Salim Sagar, state general secretary of the forum said that all government primary and middle schools were closed […]

ReTs skip schools to demand salary, threaten agitation

ReTs skip schools to demand salary, threaten agitation

SRINAGAR: Hundreds of teaching guides known as Rehbar-e-Taleem held protests against delay in release of their salaries and streamlining their services. Bashir Ahmed Dar, Chairman, Jammu and Kashmir ReT forum said 40,000 ReT teachers are working with the department of education under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Scheme. “Teachers are working without salary from months. It has […]

Exams hampered

Exams hampered

SRINAGAR: The strike of Rehbar-e-Taleem teachers on Thursday impacted the normal functioning of government schools across the state. The main impact was on the term-one examination of the lower classes upto 4th standard. “The examination can be conducted without the invigilators. We couldn’t lock down the schools because of the exams. Therefore, some teachers conducted […]

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