Pandit employees to be shifted to safer locations by June 6

Jammu, June 02 (KMS): In view of increased threat perception, the authorities in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK), have decided to immediately post Kashmiri migrants employed under the prime minister’s special package and other employees belonging to the Jammu division in “secured locations” in the Valley by June 6, official sources said.

The decision to this effect was reached in a high-level meeting of administrative heads and senior police officers chaired by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha after a series of targeted killings of Hindu government employees by unknown gunmen in Kashmir and fears of their exodus from Kashmir.

It was decided in the meeting the PM Package employees and others from minority communities posted in Kashmir division will be immediately posted at secured locations and the process to be completed by Monday, 6th June.

The meeting also decided that it should be ensured that no employee should work or reside in isolated areas or in a scattered manner.

The migrant employees have been holding protests demanding they be shifted out of the Valley following the killings.

Earlier on Wednesday a group of Kashmiri Pandit employees, who were given jobs under a prime minister’s package for the community began preparations for “mass migration” out of Kashmir, protesting against a series of targeted killings in the occupied territory.

The group said they were meeting truck-owners Wednesday to negotiate a rate for transporting their goods.

Hours after a female teacher was shot dead by unknown gunmen in Kulgam district, an organisation of KP employees had threatened to leave the Valley if the government did not relocate them to safer places in 24 hours.

“We have come to fix the rate with truck-owners. Let’s see if any decision comes from the government by this evening. If not, then we will migrate from here tomorrow,” one of their representatives said here.

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