Above 200 employees face arrest for ‘participating in’ Kashmir uprising

Above 200 employees face arrest for ‘participating in’ Kashmir uprising

Srinagar: Above 200 employees are facing arrest for their involvement in the raging anti-India uprising.
The list of the employees readied by the police, which has been accessed by Kashmir Reader, said the employees “have been found involved in recent agitation, public unrest and violent protests.”
The Anantnag district, which is the epicenter of the ongoing anti-India protests, tops the list with 42 employees facing arrest.
In Kupwara district, 32 employees have been named, followed by 22 in Kulgam and 20 in Handwara.
In Baramulla, 20 employees have been accused of involvement and 17 in Pulwama that also comprises Tral, the hometown of slain Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani.
In Ganderbal and Budgam districts 14 employees each and 10 employees each in Srinagar and Shopian. In Sopore, nine, in Bandipora, six, employees have been listed.
The government has also dispatched letters to its employees asking them to explain their positions for their involvement in “disrupting public order”.
Also, to counter the protest programme of the Joint resistance camp, the government issued a circular withholding salary of absentee employees. But it was met with derision from the employees’ organisations, which condemned Kashmir’s civilian killings while demanding end to pellet guns.
A senior official said the operation to arrest the employees has been initiated and some of the accused employees have already been arrested. The government has detained employees’ leaders led by Abdul Qayoom Wani and was seeking sanction from the court for shifting them to sub-jail Baramulla.
Kashmir Inspector General of police SJM Gilani declined to comment over issue.

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