JCC announces fresh program
Secretariat Gherao on June 13/14/15, Srinagar Chalo on June 16
Srinagar May 27: Having failed to get anything out of the latest round of their agitation, employees Joint Consultative Committee (JCC) has now called for another round of agitation from 13 to 16 June.
Announcing the new program here Sunday, JCC leaders said that there will be secretariat Gherao on June 13, 14 and 15 and Srinagar Chalo on June 16.
“There will be lockout of all the government and semi-government offices including essential services on June 16,” JCC leaders Abdul Qayoom Wani, Khursheed Alam, Abdul Gafoor Dar, Farooq Ahmed Trali, Muntazir Mohidin, Fayaz Shabnum and others told a joint press conference here today.
Giving details of the fresh program, JCC leaders said that the fourth phase of agitation will start with the Secretariat Gherao on 13 June to be led by Khursheed Alam, next day (June 14) there will be again Secretariat Gherao to be led by Qayoom Wani and on 15 June it will be led by Abdul Gafoor Dar. On 16 June there will be a complete lockout of all the government offices and employees from across the valley shall march towards Srinagar. About one lakh employees will participate in the march, they said.
JCC leaders said the employees will then march towards the Raj Bhavan. “Even essential services, like water, electricity will be stopped on that day especially in VIP areas,” they said and added that operation theatre and OPD will not be, however, affected in hospitals.
Taking politicians and bureaucrats head-on, Wani said, “We warn the politicians and bureaucrats who criticize our justified agitation. We will soon expose them.”
Senior JCC leader Khursheed Alam said they don’t want confrontation but maintained that the “intimidation, arrests, lathi-charge and curbs won’t stop them from demanding their rights.”
“We gave a lot of time to government but it did not show any concern towards the problems of employees. We are never in favour of confrontation, but the government is forcing us on that path. They think that we will bow down but they are wrong, we will continue our sustainable moment till government accepts our demands. The efforts of thousands of employees are praiseworthy for showing the resistance despite the leadership being put in Jail. State used police, paramilitary to stop us,” said Alam.
Alam also said that there was acute pressure from employees and leadership to continue the strike indefinitely, “but we had to consider different things, so we have decided that fourth phase of strike will start on 13 of June.
He also said that the employees are sensitive to the issue that tourism season is booming, ‘but employees have also long pending demands’.
Other senior leader of JCC, Abdul Gafoor Dar also vowed that agitation will continue till demands are fulfilled.
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