Srinagar: Police on Tuesday resorted to
baton-charge to disperse a demonstration by government school
teachers and detained twenty of them in the city here.
Teachers from different government schools of the valley,
under the banner of Jammu and Kashmir Teachers` Forum, had
gathered at a park in the city centre here to demand
regularisation of contractual teaching staff.
When the protesting teachers began a march from the
Residency Road, police swung into action and baton-charged the
A police official at the Kothi Bagh police station said that 20 teachers have been taken into custody.
"They have been placed under preventive detention and
will be released soon," the official said.