Azad concerned over detention of Govt employees

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Srinagar:  Former Chief Minister, Ghulam Nabi Azad here on Tuesday expressed serious concern over the detention of government employees during the ongoing unrest in the Valley.

Talking to journalists during his visit to Kashmir, Azad, who is also the leader of the opposition said, “Govt employees run the government and if you detain them I wonder who will run the administration.”

Azad was referring to the reports of recent arrests of some government employees including Employees Joint Action Committee President Abdul Qayoom Wani and his colleagues.

The government last week arrested the EJAC leaders when they were staging peaceful demonstrations, demanding ban on use of pellet guns in the Valley.

The EJAC has been complaining that their leadership has been jailed alongside criminals in the Baramulla jail and that the government wants to break their resolve of supporting the popular sentiment in the Valley.

Various parties have been saying that the EJAC leaders were jailed at the behest of a PDP minister who wanted to “settle personal scores with the employees.”

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