Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Teachers’ Forum has warned deputy commissioner Kupwara of teachers’ agitation if he does not “stop harassing employees” and if the cases filed against the seven recently suspended employees are not withdrawn.
It is believed that seven government employees, who have been suspended on charges of instigating protests over the killing of five people by army and police in Kupwara had, were punished on DC’s orders. Three of these employees are teachers.
“DC Kupwara should not consider himself as viceroy of Kupwara. He should desist from anti-employee policies otherwise JKTF will come on roads to show its resistance against him,” JKTF president Qayoom Wani said in a statement.
Wani lashed out at director school education Kashmir for being a “mute spectator over the illegal and illogical suspension of teachers by DC Kupwara in false stone pelting cases”.
“Being head of the family, the director should have defended his employees but he shows non-seriousness and irresponsible attitude of the director towards teaching community. This shows the DC Kupwara and the director are inter-linked and propagating anti-employee policies in collaboration with each other,” Wani said.
The suspended employees have been identified as Ghulam Rasool Sheikh (Master at GHSS Maidanpora), Farooq Ahmad Bhat (Teacher at GMS Dardpora), Abdul Ahad Bhat (Peon at GHSS Lalpora), Hussam-u-din-Shah (Peon at Govt Degree College Sogam) and Ghulam Mohiudin Rather (Mechanical Irrigation and Flood Control Handwara).
Their salaries have been stopped till inquiry into their charges is completed.
Two other employees suspended also are teachers, posted at Government Boys Middle School Kraplora and Government Middle School Dardsun.