The employees would be fired under Article 311 of the Indian Constitution, which requires no official inquiry before termination of services
Srinagar, Nov 29 (Asia Free Press): In the Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government is preparing to dismiss at least 47 Kashmiri government employees on fabricated allegations.
At least 28 people have been identified for immediate termination from their government jobs, while another 19 have been placed in the non-performing category and are likely to face termination in the near future, reported local media.
The majority of these employees are from the Kashmir valley, although a few hail from districts in the Jammu region.
So far 24 government employees sacked under Article 311(2) (c) of the Constitution of India post abrogation of semi autonomous status of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir.
On the other hand, political analysts have denounced the Modi government’s harsh actions, claiming that New Delhi is killing Kashmiri youth under the guise of “over-ground workers” while firing government employees from their jobs by dubbing them as supporters of the ongoing resistance movement.
They noted that the purge is intended to replace local employees with Indian nationals affiliated with Hindu extremist organisations in order to achieve the Modi government’s demographic change plan in the occupied region.
Under the amended Article 311 of the Indian Constitution, no investigation of the accused is required. This remedy was suggested by a special committee designated for investigating such incidents. Dismissed employees may seek redress only in the High Court.
Meanwhile, in a statement, All Parties Hurriyat Conference Vice Chairman Ghulam Ahmad Gulzar sought intervention by the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, against the extrajudicial killings, widespread genocide and arbitrary arrests by Indian occupation troops in the territory.