The empanelled Rehbar-e-Taleem aspirants held a protest demonstration in north Kashmir’s Bandipora town on Monday demanding immediate issuance of their appointment orders which they have been waiting for many years.
According to news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), the protesters assembled in Nishat Park at Bandipora and raised slogans in support of their demand and against the Government, particularly the Commissioner Secretary and Director Education of Kashmir.
The protesters also alleged the government for halting appointment orders in favour of the aspirants, who were empanelled in 2015-16 as Rehbar-e-Taleem teachers. “Our protest is against the Government’s dilly dally tactics in issuing our appointment orders,” the protesting aspirants said, adding that they request the government to resolve their issue as soon as possible.
“The High Court has issued a clear cut direction in their favour but the Government was only giving hollow assurances through which our future is getting worse and which we will not tolerate at all now,” they said.
“There is no other means to earn our livelihood and most of the candidates have crossed the upper age limit to get any other job,” they added, adding that they have been waiting for the formal orders for the last two years.
“If the High Court has ruled in our favor, we do not understand why the government is against us,” a female protester said, adding that with this issue, her marriage is no longer taking place and her future is being lost with each passing day.
The protesters demanded implementation of the court by order and also sought the intervention of Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha for immediate issuance of their appointment orders—(KNO)