Govt employees protest for 2nd day in Jammu

Jammu, June 03 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, a group of government employees, mostly teachers, staged a sit-in in Jammu for the second day, today, to press for their transfer from Kashmir Valley to their home districts in the Jammu region.

The employees assembled at Panama Chowk in the heart of the city and staged the sit-in. Earlier, the protesters took out a march in Jammu city on Thursday.

These employees have returned to Jammu after their colleague, Rajni Bala, was shot dead by unknown gunmen at a school in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Tuesday.

“We are not going to return to Kashmir to resume our duties in the prevailing alarming situation following the targeted killings. We prefer to die here rather than go back,” said a protesting employee Surinder Kumar. He urged the authorities to ensure their transfer from Kashmir to the Jammu region.

Women teachers, who took part in the protest, expressed their unwillingness to return to the Valley because of the security issues.

A woman said that they were living happily with the local population in Kashmir over the past decade and claimed that targeted killings have triggered fear among them. KMS—18M