Rajouri LoC villagers threaten mass agitation over Niaka school row | KNO

Rajouri LoC villagers threaten mass agitation over Niaka school row | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Rajouri, July 19 (KNO) : People living in villages close to Line of Control in Rajouri's Tarkundi area here have threatened of mass agitation against School Education department for ignoring recently upgraded Government Higher Secondary School Niaka Panjgrian. A deputation of villagers from the area headed by Sarpanch Abdul Hussain and comprising of senior citizens including Naib Sarpanch Mohammad Younis, Panches Zamurd Khan, Mahroof Khan, Zakir Hussain, Chairman Mohammad Bashir and others also met Deputy Commissioner (DC) Rajouri and put forth their demand. Villagers told KNO that Government High School Niaka Panjgrian was upgraded as Higher Secondary School in the beginning of this year and first batch of 11th class has also started in the school. According to KNO Correspondent, they added that soon after the upgradation of school, the existing headmaster of high school was shifted but since four months, no principal for higher secondary has been posted while not even a single lecturer has been posted to teach the students. The villagers further said that only seven teachers who were already posted are teaching around 400 students pursuing education in the school, which is grave injustice. "We live along Line of Control and government authorities are completely ignoring our areas and pushing future of our children in darkness," said villagers, adding that everyone in the area is ready to sit on indefinite agitation against school education department. Villagers also alleged that the matter was time and again brought in the notice of chief education officer Rajouri who assured to bring an end to the problem but his promises have fallen flat.(KNO)