Police cracks down on JCC leadership

Srinagar:  Police Monday launched a crackdown on agitating employee leadership as Joint Consultative Committee (JCC) of state government employees was all set to go for secretariat gherao on Tuesday.

JCC Chairman Abdul Qayoom Wani said that police raided various offices to detain leaders of employees but with little success.“I am speaking to you from an unknown destination. We warn the government that confrontation with government employees would prove fatal for them. This government cannot muzzle our voice and snatch our rights,” he said.

Wani further said that hundreds of employees would assemble near civil secretariat on Tuesday afternoon and would court arrests. “This government is following anti-people anti-employees’ policies and this would not prove beneficial for it,” he said.

Meanwhile, police raided the Agriculture Office Lal Mandi and arrested activist Fayaz Ahmed Shabnam.A police official said that employees march would be foiled at any cost and they will not be allowed to appear near Civil Secretariat.

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