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Madrasa teachers demand salaries

Madrasa teachers demand salaries
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On Teachers Day, hundreds of madrasa teachers in Uttar Pradesh protested over nonpayment of pending salaries for the last 30 months

New Delhi: On Teachers' Day, hundreds of 'madrasa' teachers in Uttar Pradesh protested over non-payment of pending salaries for the last 30 months.

Hundreds of teachers gathered at Parliament Street here Wednesday and demanded that their pending salaries be paid.

At least 25,000 teachers have not been paid salary by the central government, they alleged.

In a memorandum addressed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the religious school teachers raised concerns over non-payment of salaries for the last 30 months.

"We are not being paid because we are teaching at madrasas.

This is the discrimination of the BJP government," said Azaz Ahmad, head of Islamic Madrassa Modernisation Teachers' Association of India (IMMTAI).

Chaman Kamal, a member of IMMTAI, said they held a meeting with the National Commission for Minorities (NCM) on the issue.

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