‘Act in 2 days or we flood the roads’
EJAC Ultimatum To CM
Srinagar, June 14: Giving two-day ultimatum to state government, President Employees Joint Action Committee and Chairman Jammu & Kashmir Teachers Forum, Abdul Qayoom Wani, today threatened of a massive agitation if Chief Minster does not intervene against the police swoop on employees on Tuesday at SK Park here.
The development comes in wake of police swoop against Jammu and Kashmir Teacher Forum with at least 50 of them taken into preventive custody. Reports said that some employees also received minor injuries in the police action.
Taking to Greater Kashmir from Police Station Kothi Bagh, Wani stated that if Omar Abdullah does not intervene in two days against today’s action, the employees would be forced to flood the roads.
“Our rally was peaceful but government used force against us which is highly unjustified,” Wani said.
He said they had sought prior permission from the authorities for holding the rally. “We had followed all the legal formalities with Deputy Commissioner Srinagar but they turned down our application at the eleventh hour,” he said.
Today’s convention was called for demanding the consideration of probationary five years of Rehbar-e-Taleem (ReT) teachers in service records. The teachers were also demanding implementation of the old pension scheme for them, permanent status to converted ReT teachers after completion of seven years and induction of 15 years of migrant teachers in their service records and matters relating to senior grade teachers.
In addition to above demands, the employee were also pressing for Sixth Pay Commission arrears, enhancement of retirement age and regularization of daily wagers.
However, as the group of employees headed by Wani reached the venue, policemen immediately swung into action by using force. The employees alleged that their colleagues coming from other districts were barred at entry points by police.
Senior Superintendent of Police Srinagar, Syed Ashiq Bukhari, stated that Section 144 of CrpC is in vogue. “We had to disperse and detain the employees as Section 144 is imposed in Srinagar. However all the detained have been let off by 4 pm,” he said.
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