Police foils EJAC meet, detains employees leaders

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SRINAGAR: Police today foiled a meeting of Employees Joint Action Committee (EJAC) that was scheduled to take place at agriculture complex Lal Mandi. 

Various employees leaders including EJAC (Q) president Abdul Qayoom Wani, were detained by police before they could participate in the meeting.

Talking to Kashmir News Service, Abdul Qayoom Wani termed the police action undemocratic and any such action won’t deter employees to take their struggle to logical conclusion.

“Today’s police action will further strengthen our resolve to go ahead with our programmes. Even the state government had used ESMA against protesting employees but all in vain because our demands are genuine and the government will have to fulfill these demands. The restrictions imposed on us will not hamper our meetings and the government will not achieve anything by playing the pressure tactics,” Wani observed.

Reminding Chief Minister Omar Abdullah to fulfill his promises made with employees. “We appeal the government not to indulge in confrontation but adopted peaceful means of meaningful dialogue with its employees,” Wani said while warning the government that employees will be compelled to take to streets if their long pending demands are not fulfilled without any delay.  

Besides Wani, Mir Fayaz, Manzoor Pampori, Pir Nisar Ahmad, Shabir Hussain SKIMS, Imtiyaz Hussain and Farooq Ahmad Trali were detained by the police, said a spokesman of the EJAC (Q). 

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