Govt employees protest for 2nd day in Jammu


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. —KMS