We’re Part Of Society, Can’t Join Duty: EJAC to Govt


Srinagar: While reiterating that employees were part of the society and “felt the pain of innocent killings and heart rending cries of injured youths”, the Employees Joint Action Committee (EJAC)-a body of government employees – on Monday asked the government to “stop harassing the employees otherwise such activities shall prove counter-productive”.

“In view of prevailing circumstances, continuous curfew, public protests and stringent restrictions, the government should stop harassing the employees otherwise such activities shall prove counter-productive,” said the EJAC president Ab Qayoom Wani.

In a statement, he appealed the employees to come forward at this crucial juncture and help their brethren in these difficult times and should mitigate the sufferings of the deserved.

Wani expressed deep and heartfelt sympathies and solidarity with the innocent people who lost their lives and were injured by the use of pellet guns and lethal weapons by the security forces in the valley.

The EJAC President said that the killing of more than 55 innocent souls is an irreparable loss and strong resentment and anguish was expressed on injuring thousands of people by use of pellet guns and deep sympathy was shown with hundreds of people who were turned blind by these lethal weapons and it was urged upon the government to conduct an open court time-bound enquiry into the matter.

All the human rights organisations and intellectuals were urged to use their good offices and compel the Central government to stop the use of pellet guns and other lethal weapons besides the draconian laws like AFSPA should be withdrawn immediately so that innocent human lives are saved, he added.

He urged the state govt. to impose complete ban on the use of Pellet guns on peaceful protestors so that the innocent lives are not lost and the youth be saved from getting blind and the innocent killings be stopped forthwith.

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