Teachers to be chowkidars in Kashmir
The burning of schools which was happening in Kashmir Valley since a long time has prompted the Mehbooba Mufti regime to further issue orders to teachers to keep watch at night in order to prevent such events.
So far around 27 schools have been torched across the state, as the state has been witnessing protest since many days.
Schools to produce rosters
Most of these schools have been burnt during at night time, and therefore, the state government has now ordered schools to further produce rosters, so that the employees could take up turns while keeping watch on schools at night.
However, most of the schools have only planned to use chowkidars or the non-teaching staff for this exercise, which will be supervised by the teachers.
“This is a slap from the government on our society. We have been further promoted from teacher to chowkidar. Every teacher has to now do his/her duty according to the roster. We have no hope left with this government,” according to a teacher.
Private schools in the area have been opposing this move of government. However, the all chief educational officers have advised that this is for done for their own good.
However, heads of these private institutions say that they are burdened with the task of asking teachers and also some other staff to work nights and protect the schools. The fact that the lives of the staff are also in the danger also worries them.
Lady staffers have been further exempted from doing night duty, which has left the school administrations unhappy.
So, now it seems that the teachers are quite upset with this move of government of making them work as chowkidars, would this be a start of a new protest against the system or whether this would serve as a solution to government’s problem.