Srinagar: All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Tuesday condemned the termination of Idrees Jan, a teacher of Government Middle School, Kupwara, and Naib Tehsildar of Pulwama, Nazir Ahmad Wani (Revenue Officer) from their services.
“These dismissals are being done by invoking the recently passed draconian law that states “that in the interest of the security of the State,” without holding any inquiry the Lieutenant Governor can dismisses any employee with immediate effect,” APHC said in a statement.
“APHC condemns and strongly protests this dismissal spree being undertaken by the J&K government of its employees, in this most dictatorial manner,” the statement said.
APHC said while people of J&K like the rest of the world are dealing with the deadly virus and daily cases and fatalities are alarming rising those in power in J&K, instead of mitigating people’s sufferings caused by the pandemic , are pursuing such ruthless dismissals.
It said it is inhuman and cruel to render people jobless in such a manner and by invoking “draconian law”.
It asked the government to revoke these "draconian orders” and stop harassing and intimidating the government employees. “APHC also appeals to rights organisations and legal experts to take notice of these draconian measures and provide assistance and remedy to the Government employees of J&K in safeguarding and securing their rights.”
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