The employees who had left the Valley feeling unsafe after a Sikh school principal and Kashmiri Hindu teacher were killed last week by terrorists, said the administration was being “insensitive.” Jammu and Kashmir administration is calling workers back on duty and if they do not show up action will be taken as per service rules.
The Kashmir administration has directed Deputy Commissioners of all 10 districts to ensure that migrant employees need not leave the Valley and that “whosoever will be absent shall be dealt as per Service Rules.” The Deputy Commissioners said that they are waiting for an official government order before taking any action.
Following the killing of a Sikh school principal and Kashmiri Hindu teacher by terrorists last week, several employees feeling unsafe left the Valley, saying the administration was being “insensitive.”
Even those who have returned to Jammu remain cautious about getting back to work. A government employee, who had returned to Srinagar in 2015 with a job in the J&K Education Department under the Prime Minister’s package and returned to Jammu last week, said most of them are teachers and are conducting online classes for students.
“Employees came to Jammu fearing threat to their lives. Instead of allaying their fears, assuring security, and making necessary arrangements, the administration threatens them with action as per Service Rules,” an employee who returned to Valley in 2015 was quoted as saying.
Another employee, who got a job under the Prime Minister’s package, said he had no idea how employees, living in rented accommodations in parts of South Kashmir, will be provided security.
According to reports, five terrorists hiding in the Dera area of Poonch are found. The search and rescue operation of the security forces was on. There is news of intermittent firing.
Efforts are on continuously to smear the terrorists. So that the terrorists will be killed. The security agency is worried that how to get out of this case. The reinforcement is being sent slowly.
One terrorist was arrested in Delhi on Tuesday morning.
In the Jauri sector of Jammu and Kashmir, five soldiers including an army officer were martyred in an encounter with terrorists. According to the information, counter terrorist operation was going on in Pir Panjal range. During this, a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) and four jawans have been martyred.
In Poonch of Jammu and Kashmir, there was an encounter between terrorists and security forces on Monday morning. Defense PRO said, ‘On receipt of intelligence inputs, the security forces conducted a search operation in the villages adjacent to Dera ki Gali in Soorankot area of Poonch, during which there was an encounter between the terrorists and the security forces.
A terrorist was killed in an encounter by security forces in Bandipora, Jammu and Kashmir. The slain terrorist has been identified as Imtiyaz Ahmed Dar. He was associated with the terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Taiba. Kashmir IGP Vijay Kumar said that Dar was involved in the recent civilian killings at Shahgund in Bandipora.
At the same time, there has been an encounter between security personnel and terrorists in Anantnag. In this, the security forces have killed a terrorist. During this, a policeman has been injured. Kashmir Zone Police said that the operation was going on till noon. There is information about the hiding of two terrorists here.