J-K government dismisses 12 employees for inciting ongoing unrest

"Reports on their anti-national activities prepared by the state police were forwarded to the Chief Secretary, who then directed respective heads of departments to issue orders terminating their services," the officer said.

By: IANS | Srinagar | Updated: October 20, 2016 1:07 pm

The Jammu and Kashmir government has issued orders to dismiss over a dozen of its employees for their alleged involvement in the ongoing unrest, a top official said on Thursday. “Reports on their anti-national activities prepared by the state police were forwarded to the Chief Secretary, who then directed respective heads of departments to issue orders terminating their services,” the officer said.

The dismissed employees include an assistant registrar of Kashmir University, besides others from education, revenue, public health, engineering and food supplies. “The state government invoked Article 126 of the state constitution to carry out the action,” he added.

Authorities said some of the dismissed employees were already booked under the Public Safety Act (PSA), while others have evaded arrest.

At least 91 people have been killed and over 12,000 injured in the last 104 days of the ongoing unrest since July 9, a day after the killing of top militant Burhan Wani.

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First Published on: October 20, 2016 10:36 am
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    l s
    Oct 20, 2016 at 10:51 am
    Dismissing these anti-nationals is not enough. They have to be jailed for a minimum of 15 years for their anti-national activities and support to Pak or even hang them as is done N.Korea.
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      err
      Oct 20, 2016 at 6:01 am
      More then 90% of Kashmir Bureaucracy are the followers of Islamic Jihadist, stringiest action should be taken to deter others.
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        vish
        Oct 20, 2016 at 9:34 am
        First right decision of its kind by JandK Govt.Congrats you are going in the right direction .
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          yash sehgal
          Oct 20, 2016 at 5:18 am
          If such steps were taken earlier, this situation of today mightn't hv reached..
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