Srinagar, Oct 9: Undeterred by the police crackdown on its top leadership the employees Joint Consultative Committee on Wednesday reiterated they would not give up till their demands are met by the State Government.
In a statement here, a JCC spokesman said, the meeting, which was chaired by the JCC Convener, Rouf Ahmad Bhat expressed concern over the continuous detention of their leaders, including Abdul Qayoom Wani.
"The meeting expressed concern over the arrest of employees and participants vowed not to quit till their demand for implementation of the agreement by the government with employees in 2011 is met," the spokesman added.
"The meeting expressed solidarity with the jailed employees' leaders who are on a huger strike in Central Jail. Participants expressed concern over their deteriorating health and suspension orders of employees by the government. It called on the employees across the state to observe 10th of October as solidarity day with jailed employees." The spokesman said. "Every employee should wear a black band during office hours as mark of protest," he added.
The spokesman called upon the employees to observe October 11 as "memorandum day", impressing upon them to submit their individual memorandums to the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah through mail/fax/speed post/personal delivery.
"Unfortunately an unnecessarily deadlock has been created by the government by putting hundreds of employees behind bars even as the cabinet sub-committee was formed to hold talks with the employees," the spokesman added..
Meanwhile Jammu and Kashmir State Employees Trade Union Conference has appealed the Chief Minister to order release of all detained government employees. "The arrests are totally illegal and unconstitutional," the Union said in a statement issued today.
Release JCC leaders: Hakeem Yaseen
Demanding an end to impasse between government and employees, chairman People's Democratic Front Hakeem Yaseen on Wednesday said that contradictory statements are emanating from ministers over the issue.
"On daily basis, ministers of coalition government speak in different languages on issues concerning employees whose leaders are suffering in jails," said Yaseen in a statement.
He demanded immediate release of JCC leaders.