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J-K govt sacks 12 officials over anti-nationalist charges

It may be mentioned that this was the second time in the valley in past 26 years of militancy that government officials were sacked for anti-national activities. The Kashmir government had, earlier, in 1990 had sacked five officials for their pro-separatist stand which

Arnima Dwivedi

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Published on 20 Oct 2016 5:31 AM GMT

J-K govt sacks 12 officials over anti-nationalist charges
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Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government, on Thursday, sacked at many as 12 officials, charging them for ‘anti-national activities’. The state government has sacked the officials for allegedly playing role in fuelling the unrest in the valley. According to the government sources, several other officials are also being watched closely.

The dismissal was ordered to as many as 12 employees including an assistant registrar of Kashmir University and others from the education, revenue, public health, engineering and food supplies departments of the state government.

A senior police officer of the state said, "Reports on their anti-national activities prepared by the state police were forwarded to the Chief Secretary, who then directed respective heads of departments to issue orders terminating their services."

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It may be mentioned that this was the second time in the valley in past 26 years of militancy that government employees were sacked for anti-national activities. The Kashmir government had, earlier, in 1990 had sacked five officials for their pro-separatist stand which had resulted in a three-month-long strike by the government employees in the state.

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Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima Dwivedi

A journalist, presently working as a sub-editor with newstrack.com. I love exploring new genres of humans and humanity.

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