Students protest in Poonch, Kishtwar
DHANUJ SHARMA/ SHEIKH NASIR
Poonch/ Kishtwar, June 17: Scores of students on Thursday staged demonstrations against inadequate staff and transport facility in Poonch and Kishtwar districts of Jammu region.
The students of Middle School Kalani of Mandi tehsil blocked Poonch-Mandi road for more than three hours. Accompanied by their parents, they shouted slogans against the administration and school education department.
They alleged that only five teachers were posted in the school which had rolls of above 100. “We are even being deprived of mid day meal by the school administration for some unknown reason”, Tanveer Ahmad, one of the student alleged.
The students staged a sit-in on Poonch-Mandi road and blocked vehicular movement for more than three hours. The protestors were pacified only after Chief Education Officer Poonch R K Maini along with ZEO Mandi rushed to the spot and assured them that a high level committee will be framed to probe the alleged irregularities.
Protest in Kishtwar
Students of various schools from the adjoining areas staged demonstration outside the office of Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar. The protestors alleged that there was no adequate arrangement of transport system in the periphery and hundreds of students were forced to reach schools, after traveling more than ten kilometers on foot.
The protesting students, from Melan, Shalamar and Hasti areas, said that there were inadequate number of passenger vehicles playing on the road and the administration was not taken any measure in this direction.
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