Jammu Tawi, April 14
Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP), Chairman and Former Minister Harsh Dev Singh today announced to gherao the Education Minister in case the genuine concerns of the said community were not addressed within a week. He was addressing a press conference in Jammu.
Alleging total collapse of the Education sector in the state with government completely averse to the woes of the aggrieved teaching community including contractual lecturers, unadjusted promoted Masters of Jammu, Harsh said that it was extremely hurtful that so called builders of nation had to take to roads even for the realization of their lawful rights which were genuinely and legitimately due to them. Strongly condemning the criminal negligence of the government in addressing the issues of the contractual lecturers sitting on chain hunger strike for the last more than sixty days, Singh said that the ruling alliance had made the most unusual and conspicuous mockery of the so called welfare state.
He further ridiculed the government for its unrelenting rhetoric and tall slogans on “Beti babchao-Beti Padhao” when several female contractual lectures on hunger strike had to be repeatedly hospitalized with none in the administration to give them a hearing.
Seeking immediate announcement of a policy for Job security and regularization of the services of contractual lecturers, Singh cautioned the government of serious consequences in view of civil society too having joined issues.
Urging upon the government to ensure immediate redressal of the most genuine grievances of the teaching community, Singh cautioned that any further delay in the matter could prove disastrous in view of widespread resentment amongst the teachers in general.
Parshotam Parihar State Secretary Panthers Trade Union was also present during the press conference.