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Muzaffarabad police arrest teachers protesting for job promotions

Police deployed to disperse the protesting teachers in Muzaffarabad, on January 06, 2020. Photo via Twitter

MUZAFFARABAD: Police arrested several teachers in  Azad Jammu and Kashmir’s capital Muzaffarabad on Wednesday as they took to the streets, demanding the authorities concerned to upgrade their job ranks.

Hordes of teachers, who were reportedly headed towards a secretariat building, were interrupted by the capital’s police.

The police resorted to baton charges and tear gas to disperse the protesting teachers, as a result of which several of them were injured, while 20 were arrested.

As the protesters reacted to the police’s interruption by pelting stones at the law enforcement agency, three personnel were left wounded.

The teachers asked the AJK Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider and secretary finance to meet their demands. “We will not disperse until our demands are met,” they vowed.

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