Delhi government employees to observe 5-minutes silence as protest every day

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New Delhi, Feb 22: Delhi government staff will observe a five-minute silence outside their respective workplaces every working day during the lunch break, till steps are taken to “ensure their safety and dignity”, the IAS body said on Thursday.

This came two days after Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash alleged that he was manhandled by two Aam Aadmi Party MLAs in the presence of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

The alleged assault occurred at Kejriwal’s residence on Monday midnight, where Prakash was summoned for an emergency meeting.

Following the allegation, the IAS Association on Tuesday decided that officers would not meet or talk even over the phone to the Chief Minister, his ministers or MLAs till Kejriwal apologised and take strict action.

“The assault on the Chief Secretary has breached the faith of all government employees in the political executive of Delhi.

“The employees of Delhi Government and other organisations will observe a five minute silence outside their respective offices to express their anguish over the breach of faith by the political executive,” news agency IANS quoted citing IAS Association statement.

Both the alleged attackers — Amanatullah Khan and Prakash Jarwal — were sent to judicial custody for a day on Wednesday. Their bail pleas will be taken up later on Thursday.


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