Trade Union Council demands protection of Kashmiris

Trade Union Council demands protection of Kashmiris

Scores of trades from J&K Trade Union Council assembled at Press Colony here and raised slogans against the assault on Kashmiris and urged the government to ensure safety and security of Kashmiris outside the state.

Kashmiri traders Tuesday held a protest against assault on Kashmiris in Jammu and demanded their safety.

Scores of trades from J&K Trade Union Council assembled at Press Colony here and raised slogans against the assault on Kashmiris and urged the government to ensure safety and security of Kashmiris outside the state.  

“It has been many days and Kashmiris are being harassed and assaulted at many places outside the Valley. If this does not stop, we will be left with no choice but to hit the roads,” said Abdul Majeed, state president of the council.

 “Although there is curfew in place in parts of Jammu, this (violence against Kashmiris) has not stopped. Even the Kashmiri employees and their families are feeling insecure due to mob attacks,” he said adding that the governor administration should take strict action against those attacking Kashmiris.

The senior members of council said that young students outside the state are feeling insecure due to the attacks on them and “it is the responsibility of government to assure their safety.”    

It may be mentioned that earlier, traders from different trade organisations and employees’ unions have protested against the assault on Kashmiris across India following Pulwama attack that left more than 40 CRPF personnel dead.