Twelve officials have been sacked by the Jammu and Kashmir government on allegations of carrying out “anti-national activities” for having allegedly played a role in fuelling the unrest in the state.
Also, as reported by NDTV, several others officers are being watched closely. The 12 officials were sacked on Wednesday evening and the list includes an assistant registrar of Kashmir University, besides others from the education, revenue, public health, engineering and food supplies departments of the state government, news agency IANS reported.
It also quoted a top officer as saying, “Reports on their anti-national activities prepared by the state police were forwarded to the Chief Secretary, who then directed respective heads of departments to issue orders terminating their services.”
Till now more than 100 people have been killed and 12,000 injured in violent clashes in Kashmir since July 8, when Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani was killed by security forces. Curfew enters its 103rd day as the Centre has said the violent protests and stone throwing have been organised and encouraged by insurgents backed by Pakistan.
Earlier in 1990, five officials were sacked for their pro-separatist stand. That dismissal had led to a three-month-long strike by government employees in Kashmir.