Muzaffarabad: Police in Muzaffarabad, the capital of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, on Wednesday arrested several teachers as they took to the streets, urging the authorities concerned to increase their ranks.
A group of teachers, who were allegedly escorted to the Secretariat building, were stopped by capital police.
To protest the police resorted to baton charge and tear gas to disperse the teachers, which resulted in the arrest of several others injured, while 20.
When protesters threw stones at law enforcement responded to police intervention, three policemen were injured.
The teachers demanded the Prime Minister of Azad Kashmir Raja Farooq Haider and the Secretary Finance to meet their demands. “We will not disperse until our demands are met,” he vowed.