Police foil SSA teacher’s protest march in Srinagar

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Srinagar: Hundreds of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) teachers Tuesday staged protest near Municipal Park Srinagar and demanded implementation of salary as per 7th Pay Commission.

The protesting teachers said that the government was allegedly targeting only SSA teachers for reasons unknown.

As the protesting teachers started marching towards Raj Bhawan as per programme, police used water cannons to disperse them.

Police also take several protesting teachers into preventive custody, witnesses said.

A large contingent of police was deployed in the area to foil the march, they said.