Srinagar: A letter asking government functionaries to follow the protest programme and close their offices has been delivered to educational institutions and a few offices.
The letter dispatched as a ‘legal notice’ bears the name of an advocate to avoid suspicion by the postal department.
The letter has been dispatched to Amar Singh College, SP College and Government College for Women, MA Road and a few banks that did not open their offices on Tuesday.
An official, who received the letter two days ago, said the letter had been delivered by speed post.
Principal SP College Mohammad Yaseen Shah said the sender’s name was Advocate Bashir Ahmad and the letter was tagged as ‘legal notice’.
He said the college had not been functioning since July 8, when Hizb commander Burhan Wani was killed, triggering the raging anti-India uprising.
“The students have not been attending classes since then,” he said.
The joint resistance led by Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik, who have been issuing weekly protest programmes, have asked people to follow the shutdown calls except in case of emergencies.
An official at Amar Singh College, requesting anonymity, said, “We attend offices only to mark attendance because government has warned us that we won’t get salaries if we are absent.”
“The letter has scared us because nobody wants to risk his life,” the official told Kashmir Reader.
Superintendent of police concerned Faisal Qayoom said the police they have not received any complaint so far.