Srinagar, Nov 9: Scores of state government employees under the banner of Joint Consultative Committee (JCC) staged protests against 'state repression' on Saturday.
According to reports, government employees headed by JCC leader Abdul Qayoom Wani assembled at Press Enclave Srinagar to register their protest against "repressive" policies adopted by the state government towards the employees.
The protesting employees while raising anti-government slogans demanded revocation of anti-employees law ESMA and implementation of the agreement reached with the government regarding their demands.
Wani told CNS that protest was against anti-employee policies adopted by the State Government. "This protest is against ESMA, No-work-No-pay, detention of employees and non-implementation of agreement," he said.
Wani said it is irony that government employees are not allowed to hold peaceful meetings. "Our peaceful marches and meeting are foiled by police and we are being caged in jails. This is the height of repression. Present state government has trampled the basic principles of democracy," he said.
He told CNS that next week an important meeting of JCC would be convened in which future strategy would be chalked out.
Police detained Wani and other protesting employees including some females. A police official told CNS that all the employees were released in the evening. CNS