SRINAGAR: The contractual teachers Association of Kashmir on Thursday staged a protest demanding continuation of their services.
Scores of contractual teachers including females along with their children from various districts of valley assembled at Pratap Park holding placards ‘Save the Youth’, ‘Save the Nation’, ‘We Need Continuation’ and ‘We Want Justice’.
Vice President of the Association, Rayees Ahmad said that they were engaged in the education department for academic session 2018.
“From time to time we have got two extensions from 16th November 2018 till 15th January 2019 and March 9 this year to May 10 this month,” he said.
He said there are nearly 1200 contractual teachers which include 800 males and 400 females and most of them are from south Kashmir.
Ahmad said the teachers with higher qualifications like PhD and M Phil belong to poor families, were unfortunately disengaged in the holy month of Ramadhan. He said the government should think about the future of 1200 contractual teachers in the state.
The protesting contractual teachers said that from one side the government is taking about the job policy for Kashmiri youth and from other side the government snatched the bread of 1200 contractual teachers.
The protesting teachers requested Governor S P Malik to look into the matter.