Sopore: The staff at the Tehsil Office, Sopore, has been on a strike since Saturday against the Treasury Office’s bid to dig a trench on the former’s land.
The staff remains present in the office but doesn’t work, while the visitors have to return dejected.
Nissar Ahmad Mir, a resident of Seer, Sopore, said: “These are the worst days of my life. I took leave from my daily work to complete the formalities for my Aadhaar card. However, I could not complete the task due to this strike.”
Raja begum, a resident of Dangerpora, added: “I have been coming here for the last couple of days to get my daughter’s engagement form signed, but this strike is making me wait. I am feeling frustrated.”
Tehsildar Sopore, Bilal Ahmad Najar, told Kashmir Reader that the strike would end “soon”, as the issue with the Treasury Office has been resolved.
“However, the contractor appointed for the work by the Treasury Office has reported that some members of our Patwari association damaged some of his pipes. He has filed an FIR against a member of the association,” he said.
“In this regard, we conducted a meeting in which R&B department officer of Sopore, treasury officer, AIEE of Sopore, and the contractor was also present. We have come to the conclusion that R&B will pay compensation to the contractor and that the contractor will drop all charges against the association member.”
Ghulam Nabi Bhat, president of Patwari Association of Baramulla District, told Kashmir Reader that police has verbally assured that the FIR will be cancelled after some legal formalities.
“As soon as the police conveys to us in writing that the FIR has been cancelled, we all will resume our work,” he said.
The station house officer concerned, Masarat Ahmad, said police was investigating the matter.