Use of brute force against protesting job aspirants draws ire of IIOJK politicians


Politicians in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir have spoken out against use of brute force by police on job aspirants protesting against hiring of a black-listed Indian company by the Jammu and Kashmir Services Selection Board (JKSSB) for conducting written examinations.

Indian police resorted to cane-charge and detained a large number of job aspirants in Jammu after they tried to stage a massive protest. The protesters had assembled outside Dogra Chowk in the heart of the Jammu city and tried to take out a march but police swung into action and resorted to lathi-charge and detained several youth.

The protesters raised slogans against the JKSSB for hiring Mumbai-based APTECH Limited, the company which had been blacklisted in 2019 for conduct of computer-based tests. Similar demonstrations were staged in Doda, Bhaderwah, Rajouri and other parts of Jammu besides a massive protest which was held at Srinagar’s Press Enclave.

Chanting slogans like “APTECH go back” and “we want justice”, the protesters said they are concerned about their future as they are crossing the age limit due to the failure of the administration to complete the recruitment process in time.—KMS