Media Gag on Govt employees

Handwara: The Langate lawmaker, Engineer Abdul Rasheed Sheikh on Wednesday rejected the social media gag on government employees, stating that the move is ‘an attack on fundamental rights of speech and expression’.

While addressing at various public meetings in Handwara, Er Rasheed as per the statement issued here said that “making government employees accountable is always a welcome move but nobody can deny the fact the Govt. employees are also part of the society and sons of the soil.”

He said that they can never shut their eyes from the state oppression, repression and violation of other fundamental rights of the people of the state. “It is not the first time Govt. is doing dirty tricks and getting exposed to his own failures, as only last year many Govt. employees were terminated from their services and many stand languished in jails just for calling spade a spade. All this indicates that Govt. Especially in New Delhi is feeling insecure and always remains under the apprehension that not only the common masses but the tools of its own state apparatus  may also expose it over various vital issues and in fact do reject the tall claims made by the Govt. from time to time,” he said.

Er Rasheed doubting sincerity of the government reminded state government of the fact that if state Govt. wants to depoliticize the state administration, why are on and often Govt. employees including teachers, doctors, Anganwadi workers and even Casual Labors forced to attend the flop shows of Ministers and MLA’s.

“The fact is that government knows not only about its dull performance but also about the fact that New Delhi has nothing to celebrate in Kashmir except atrocities on Kashmiris, as such wants to use all measures to shut their mouth,” he said, adding that the media gag on Govt employees is just one such draconian measure, which is aimed at stopping the atrocities on Kashmiris from reaching the outside world.

“It is shameful that while world is becoming globally like a village and information flows from one corner of the world to another corner within no time, people of J&K are being pushed back to the stone-age,” he said.

AIP president appealed Mehbooba Mufti not to become rubber stamp of security agencies and New Delhi and said that people from different walks of life must resist against this draconian move.


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