Education minister appeals SSA teachers to defer Eid protest

SRINAGAR: Minister for education Chowdhary Zulfikar Ali on Thursday appealed to the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) teachers to defer their proposed protest on Eid day.

The minister took to his micro blogging website Twitter to appeal the teachers.

"I appeal u all SSA teachers that while I will be working on this Eid to figure out a way out for ur problems, you please let yourselves & ur families enjoy Eid by deferring ur protest 4 smtime," tweeted the minister.

The minister said all SSA teachers need to be reasonable and give him some time to do something about their demands.

"You all have to b reasonable & give me some time to do something," the minister wrote on Twitter. 

The SSA teachers have decided to stage a sit-in at Pratap Park Srinagar on Eid day to register their protest against the government. The SSA teachers are demanding release of their salary as per the 7th pay Commission and de-linking of their salary from MHRD budget.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

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