Terminated Centaur Hotel employees stage protest in Srinagar

Srinagar, July 17 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the terminated employees of the Centaur Hotel staged a protest, urging the authorities to adhere to the directives issued by the Indian Supreme Court as well as the High Court of the territory failing which they will be forced to come out on roads.

Holding placards and raising slogans in their favour, scores of such employees appeared in the Press Enclave, Srinagar, urging the authorities to go by the directives issued by the courts.

“The Supreme Court, as well as the High Court, has directed that no adverse action should be taken against the petitioners. What is the adverse action and what are we facing right now,” said Farooq Ahmad Butt, one of the members of the Centaur Hotel Employees Union.

He said that as per the directives, they cannot stop the dues of the employees, “but they have stopped everything. They have said that they will not release any kind of dues in our favor,” he said, adding that the SC has directed the administration as well as the Civil Aviation Ministry to let the employees work.

The terminated employees said that for the last over a month they are on the roads alleging that they have been forcibly deprived of their jobs.

“We fail to understand where to go and who to seek help from; we have brought the matter to the notice of the Civil Aviation Ministry as well as the Administration here, but so far, we have not received any response from them,” Ghulam Haider Dar, General Secretary, Centaur Hotel Employees Union, said.

The employees said they have approached the High Court which has issued the necessary directives, asking the authorities not to take any adverse action against them.

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