Fed up with blackmailing, Pandit employees ask IIOJK Governor to sack them

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Migrant Kashmiri Pandit employees have intensified their months-long protest demanding a transfer from the Valley following Lt Governor Manoj Sinha’s remarks about stopping their salaries.

Viewing the Manoj Sinha’s statement as blackmailing, the protesting Pandit employees said it was best for the regime to sack them as they would not rejoin their services in the Valley.

The migrant Kashmiri Pandit and Jammu-based reserved category employees are seeking relocation outside Kashmir, as they know that the Modi regime making them a scapegoat to portray ‘normalcy’ in the territory.

Earlier, Sinha had sent out a “loud and clear” message to the Pandit employees demanding a transfer — no salary.

In response, the Kashmiri Pandit employees, employed under the Modi’s package in the Valley, held demonstrations in front of the Press Club here.

Carrying placards depicting the administration’s “step-motherly treatment” towards them, they also raised slogans in support of their relocation.

“It is an unfortunate statement. It is better for the government to sack us all. We will not go to the Valley to join services. Our lives are more important than jobs,” a protester told reporters.—KMS