No govt jobs, no passport clearance to ‘anti-India’ ‘stone pelters’

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In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the authorities on Sunday, in a major crackdown on ‘anti-India’ and ‘stone pelters’, issued orders that prohibit passport clearance and no provision of gov-ernment jobs among other restraints.

Top officials told media that CID Special Branch Kashmir has directed all units to deny secu-rity clearance to those involved in law and order menace, stone pelting and other crimes.

Earlier, an amendment by the administration in the Jammu and Kashmir Civil Services (Verification of Character and Antecedents) Instructions, 1997 mandated a satisfactory CID report to land a gov-ernment job.

According to media reports it will be compul-sory to disclose whether any family member or close relative is associated with any political party or organisation, or has participated in any political activity, or has had links with a foreign mission or organisation, or any prescribed/ prohibited/ banned organisation such as the Jamaat-e-Islami.

As per the fresh amendment, in case of in-service employees requiring re-verification from the CID, details of one’s postings and promotions since the date of appointment would have to be furnished besides details of jobs of one’s parents, spouse, children and step children, parents-in-law, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law..—KMS

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