50 ReTs hurt as police foil march
Jammu, Dec 26: At least 50 teachers were injured, four of them seriously after police resorted to cane charge to foil the march of protesting Rehbar-e-Taleem (ReT) teachers towards Civil Secretariat here today.
About one thousand ReTs from various districts of the region assembled at Press Club and staged a noisy protest in support of their demands, including regularization of Education Volunteers (EVs), seniority of five year service as ReTs and pension benefits.
As ReTs attempted to march towards Civil Secretariat, police resorted to cane charge to stop them leading to clash, eyewitnesses said.
They said that about 50 teachers sustained injuries in the clash, with four of them left with fractures.
As the clash was on, some of the protesting ReTs reassembled and blocked the movement of the traffic by staging a sit-in at Jewel Chowk which continued for about 30 minutes.
Those who sustained grievous injuries, including Shabir Ahmed, Kulzubir, Rajiv and Sabar Banday were admitted in the hospital.
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