Civil secretariat employees union threatens to return to Kashmir

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Srinagar, Feb 15: Urging the governor Satya Pal Malik to ensure them fool proof security, the civil secretariat employees union president Ghulam Rasool Mir has said that attacks were carried out at their residential quarters by arsonist in Jammu on Friday.
“Our vehicles have been damaged and attempts have been made to torch our houses,” Mir was quoted as having said by a news agency.
He said that if the government failed to provide them fool proof security, the employees from Kashmir will be forced to return home to protect themselves and their families.
“I have brought it into the notice of chief secretary, Director General of Police and Commissioner Secretary Home,” he said, adding, “If the government fails to provide the required security to safeguard the life and property of the employees, we will issue appeal to employees to protect themselves and their families and return to Kashmir.”
Crowds carrying tricolour went on a rampage in Jammu on Friday, torching vehicles and damaging houses during a bandh call issued by the Jammu Chamber and supported by the Jammu Bar association.
Even as the district magistrate announced curfew in the Jammu city, reports said that it was not effectively imposed on the ground.
President Darbar Move Employees Federation Owais Wani said that the curfew imposed by the administration was “symbolic” and has not been imposed strictly.
“Wherever vehicle bearing Kashmir registration numbers are seen, they are being damaged by the mobs,” he said.