Kashmiri migrant employees’ protest enters 54th day

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, July 4: Kashmiri migrant employees’ protest against the selective killing of Kashmiri-Hindu employees in Valley, entered 54th day today at Relief Commissioner Office Migrant Jammu.
The protest erupted in different parts of Kashmir valley after the killing of Rahul Bhat at his working place, tehsil office Chadoora (Budgam) on May 12, and mass migration of Kashmiri migrant employees started from the Valley.
The protest at Relief Commissioner’s office is being attended by more than 500 employees belonging to various districts of Valley. The demonstrators said that they are being selectively targeted and killed at their offices, homes and there is tremendous fear-psychosis among all employees of being killed anywhere.
“We have received many threats in public as well as on social media platforms with a clear vindication of either leaving the Valley or get killed and so there is sense of insecurity among all employees,” the protesting employees and in one voice reiterated that it is not possible for them to live with their families in Valley and perform their duties till there is considerable improvement in security scenario.
The employees pleaded the LG administration and Central Government for preserving their ‘Right to Life’ and so consider their plea for immediately shifting all valley posted Migrant employees outside Kashmir Division to stop any further bloodshed of Hindu community and temporarily attached the employees to Relief Organization Jammu for a certain period till there is conducive environment in Kashmir Valley.
They also demanded delinking of rehabilitation from the PM package and declare it as economic package, to ensure timely salary of employees, no official pressure on employees to join duties till matter is resolved, giving benefits of SRO 43 to PM package employees at par with the State/UT Government employees, repeal of SO 194 from PM Package recruits as the posts were advertised/sanctioned way before 01-06-2020 and repeal of unconstitutional Agreement (Bond) signed between LG and the PM package employees.