SACKING OF GOVT EMPLOYEES: EJAC leaders shifted to Baramulla, Kupwara sub-jails
Six Government employees, including president of Employees Joint Action Committee (EJAC), who were detained here on Saturday after police foiled their meeting, have been shifted to Kupwara and Baramulla sub-jails.
EJAC spokesperson, Farooq Trali, who is among the detainee, said, "The magistrate granted seven days remand. We are being shifted to sub-jail Baramulla and Kupwara," he said.
"It is very unfortunate that employees, who are part of this society, are being lodged into jails for raising voice against arbitrary orders issued by the government. Even expressing resentment against civilian killings and condemning them in peaceful manner is intolerable to government," he added.
He said Wajahat Durani, Fayaz Shabnum and Latief Ahmad and Latief Ahmad Malik are being shifted to Kupwara sub-jail while EJAC president Qayoom Wani, Aijaz Ahmad Khan and Sajad Ahmad Parray are being shifted to Baramulla sub-jail.
Others who were shifted to sub-jail include Fayaz Shabnum, Manzoor Ahmad Langoo and Tariq Ahmad Sofi.
On August 22, the EJAC leaders were detained and were later released on September 8.
Meanwhile, All Jammu and Kashmir Patwar Association (AJKPA) while condemning the government's decision of suspension of employees extended its support for observing October 25 as 'Black Day' against the suspensions.
In a statement, the association held a emergency meeting on Sunday. The meeting was was attended by Provincial president of AJKPA, Fayaz Ahmad Baba, Secretary province Nisar Ahmed Shah, Provincial Accountant Nisar Ahmed Mir, Joint Secretary Syed Muhammad Arif and all district presidents of Kashmir province: Syed Khursheed from Srinagar, Nisar Ahmed Wani from Anantnag, Abdul Hamid from Shopian, Ghulam Nabi Dar from Baramulla, Adil Murtaza from Bandipora, Fayaz Ahmed from Budgam, Shabir Ahmed from Kulgam, and Manzoor Sidiq from Pulwama, were present.
Speaking on the occasion, State senior vice-president Sajad Sidiq said that the AJKPA is standing shoulder to shoulder with the suspended employees in their hour of crisis.
The association also condemned the arrest and suspension of EJAC president Abdul Qayoom Wani and others, asking all the district Patwar employees to hold October 25 as "Black Day" in their respective districts to raise their voices against the suspension and the arrests of the government employees.