SRINAGAR: Police on Saturday foiled the protest rally of contingent paid workers of Education Department who tried to march towards the civil Secretariat Srinagar to press for their demands.
As the protesters tried to move towards the Secretariat from Partap park Lal Chowk to Secretariat, policemen deployed in strength swung into action at Budshah Chowk Srinagar and arrested some of the protesters.
The contingent paid workers of education department were demanding release of their pending wages.
Score of protesters from various districts of Kashmir valley had assembled in Pratap Park. They raised slogans against the Education Department for not releasing their wages.
“We have been working in the education department from last 15 years. We are demanding the government to regularise us and release our wages,” said one of the protesters, Adil Ahmad.
He said “We did not want to hit the roads, but due to attitude of government towards us, we have only left with protest option.”