Srinagar, July 11 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the PDP President, Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday said the dismissal of eleven government employees on flimsy grounds was criminal and New Delhi continues disempowering the people of Jammu and Kashmir in the garb of pseudo nationalism by trampling the Indian Constitution.
The IIOJK administration sacked 11 employees, including two sons of Syed Salahuddin on fake charges.
Mehbooba Mufti wrote on Twitter: “India continues disempowering people of J&K in garb of pseudo nationalism by trampling the constitution that ought to be upheld. Abrupt dismissal of 11 government employees on flimsy grounds is criminal. All policy decisions vis-a-vis J&K are taken with sole objective of punishing Kashmiris.” Mehbooba wrote on Twitter.
Meanwhile, Hurriyat leader Shaikh Yaqoob in a statement said that India is terminating Muslim employees to cripple Kashmiri people economically. He said that Kashmir traders were already facing problems while now employees are also made to suffer.
Rights activist and Vice Chairman of Jammu Kashmir National Front Vice Chairman Altaf Hussain Wani, taking strong exception to the Indian authorities’ move to sack 11 Kashmiris from government services, in a statement issued in Islamabad termed it as an act of political vengeance. He said that the employees’ dismissal on mere allegations, that have been made but not yet proved in the court of law, was nothing but a malicious attempt to deprive Kashmiris of their jobs and their legitimate rights guaranteed to them under the international law. “Depriving Kashmiris of their jobs and other economic opportunities is in fact part of the Modi led fascist regime’s grand conspiracy to strangulate Kashmiris economically”, JKNF leader said.
“Since India has miserably failed in its attempts to suppress Kashmiris’ liberation struggle through the use of its repressive state apparatus, the BJP government, which treats every Kashmiri as a potential threat to the Indian state, has now discovered a new imperialistic tool to suppress Kashmiris economically”, he said, adding targeted victimization of families and relatives of Hurriyat leaders was also part of the government’s nefarious game plan.
Referring to the sacking of Hizb chief Syed Salahuddin’s sons from government services, he said that it was an obvious example of political vendetta. “They are being targeted because of his father’s role in the ongoing liberation struggle,” he added. He urged the international human rights groups to take effective notice of the matter.