Srinagar, October 20: As much as 12 employees have been dismissed by Jammu and Kashmir government for “anti-national activities” inciting unrest in the valley, informed a top official on Thursday.
The officer said, “Reports on their anti-national activities prepared by the state police were forwarded to the Chief Secretary, who then directed respective heads of departments to issue orders terminating their services.”
It was astonishing to know that dismissed employees were from different sectors including education, revenue, public health, engineering and food supplies.
He further said, “The state government invoked Article 126 of the state constitution to carry out the action.”
One of the officials was assistant registrar of Kashmir University. Some of the sacked officers were already booked under the Public Safety Act (PSA), while others have been evading arrest.
Kashmir Valley has been crippled by one of the worst hit unrest in the recent times. At least 91 people have been killed and over 12,000 were injured in the ongoing unrest since July 9. It has been 104 days since the tensions sparked after the killing of top militant Burhan Wani in J&K.