Srinagar: Over half a dozen school teachers were injured when Jammu and Kashmir Police resorted to lathicharge and tear gas to disperse them on Monday.
Some 500 teachers along with members of the Employees' Joint Action Committee gathered in the Residency Road area in Srinagar shouting slogans against the director of school education whom they blamed for anti-teacher policies.
Police intervened when the protesters started a march from the Press Enclave towards the office of the director school education, Kashmir.
Over a dozen protesters were arrested and taken to the nearby police station.
Traffic and shops in the area were momentarily affected but resumed immediately after the march was dispersed.