6 injured as police use batons, water cannons to disperse protesters


SRINAGAR, May 14: Six people were injured when police used batons and water cannons to disperse a group of teachers who were protesting against the non-payment of their salaries at the Maulana Azad road here, an official said today. The teachers, engaged under centrally-sponsored scheme Sarva Shikshya Abhiyaan (SSA), had assembled at Pratap Park on the Maulana Azad road here to protest against the non-payment of their wages for more than six months, he said.
The police asked the protesters to disperse but the teachers refused, prompting the sleuths to use force, he added.

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