For your information, let us tell you that the news is that on Wednesday, Kashmiri Pandit employees working under the PM package arrived outside the Jammu Press Club to protest, demanding to be transferred out of the Kashmir Valley and release of outstanding salaries. At the same time, the police asked them to protest away from the road, but the protesters started shouting slogans in support of their demands. On this the police took some protesters into custody. It is being told that he was taken in a bus and taken to the police line. According to the information, the protesters say that the government is trying to suppress their voice with the help of the police, but they will not back down from their demands. “We tried to persuade them to withdraw, but since they were adamant on continuing with the protest, we took them into preventive custody,” said a government official. “There is no restriction on peaceful protest for half an hour or one hour, but they are occupying the place for hours till midnight, causing inconvenience to commuters,” the official said. Due to this this step has been taken. Last year in the month of May, Kashmiri Pandit employees working in the valley and reserved category employees living in Jammu had returned to Jammu due to one after the other target killings. Protesting in Jammu since May 2022. Along with this, they demand that they should be transferred out of the Kashmir Valley. Let us tell you that on February 4, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said that several steps have been taken for the safety of the employees in Kashmir. Most of the employees have been posted in the urban and city areas. Many employees have resumed their services in the Valley. Instructions have been issued to release their pending salary.
Simultaneously, on the other hand, the protesters have claimed that only a few hundred employees have gone to Kashmir for duty under compulsion. While many employees are not ready to return to the valley due to the feeling of insecurity. Yogesh Pandita, who participated in the protest, said, “We have submitted dozens of memorandums and have also met the Lieutenant Governor, but all our pleas have gone unheeded. Mahashivaratri, the biggest festival of the Pandit community, is to be celebrated a few days later, but the government is not releasing their salaries.”
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