Socio-religious organizations urge LG to fulfill demands of reserved category employees

Leaders of socio-religious organizations addressing media after their meeting in Jammu.
Leaders of socio-religious organizations addressing media after their meeting in Jammu.

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Sept 18: All socio-religious organizations of Jammu and Kashmir has urged the Lt Governor Administration to concede to the demands of Jammu based reserved category employees serving in Kashmir who are on peaceful protest for the last three and half months, demanding suitable comprehensive transfer policy, utilization of their services in their respective home districts and not to pressurize the employees to resume duties.
Addressing the media after the meeting of leaders of socio-religious organizations at Ambedkar Chowk, Sham Lal Basson (president, Dalit Chetna Manch) said even though a committee has been constituted by the LG to examine the issues of the agitating employees and submit its report to the Government in time bound manner but no recommendation has been submitted so far. Stating that it is not possible to provide security to each person and every moment, he urged the LG Administration to utilize their services in their respective home districts till the formation of transfer policy.
Faqir Chand Bhagat (president, All J&K Sadhguru Kabir Sabha) said Government’s mere assurance will not be able to build confidence of safety and security among these grief stricken employees. He appealed the Government for early redressal of genuine demands of employees.
Capt Veeru Ram (president, All J&K Barwala Sabha) expressed grave concern over the increased targeted attacks on innocents including members of minority community. He urged the Government that under these circumstances in Kashmir valley, all Jammu based Government employees should be transferred immediately to their respective districts.
M L Banalia (general secretary, All J&K Guru Ravi Dass Sabha) appealed the Government to transfer Martyr Rajni Bala’s husband Raj Kumar to Jammu instead of being deployed. He said apart from that full salary of Martyr Rajni Bala should be paid to her single girl child till she attains the age of 18 years and ex-gratia amount of Rs 1 crore released to the victim’s family.