Srinagar: The representative body of government employees in Kashmir has cautioned the state government against harassing employees in the backdrop of ongoing protest strike saying the policy can turn counter-productive.
“In view of the prevailing circumstances, continuous curfew, public protests and stringent restrictions, the government should stop harassing the employees otherwise such activities shall prove counter-productive,” Abdul Qayoom Wani, President of Employees Joint Action Committee said in a statement.
Wani appealed to the employees to come forward at this crucial juncture and help their brethren in the difficult times in mitigating the sufferings of the deserved.
Wani expressed deep and heartfelt sympathies and solidarity with the innocent people who lost their lives and were injured by the use of pellet guns and lethal weapons by the security forces in the valley.
The EJAC President said that the killing of more than 55 innocent souls is an irreparable loss and strong resentment and anguish was expressed on injuring thousands of people by use of pellet guns and deep sympathy was shown with hundreds of people who turned blind by these lethal weapons.
“The government must conduct an open court time-bound enquiry into the matter,” Wani urged.
He said the human rights organisations and intellectuals were urged to use their good offices and compel the central government to stop the use of pellet guns and other lethal weapons besides the draconian laws like AFSPA should be withdrawn immediately so that innocent human lives are saved.
He urged the state government to impose complete ban on the use of pellet guns on peaceful protestors so that the innocent lives were not lost and the youth be saved from getting blind and the innocent killings be stopped forthwith.