Reacting against the decision of the government to abolish two Municipal committees, a valley wide strike call on 25th May has been given by JK Urban local bodies’ employees united forum.
In its statement, President JKULBEUF Manzoor Ahmad pampori said,” The
forum has taken serious cognizance of the arbitrary decision of the
government to abolish committees of Pahalgam and Gulmarg. This will be
beginning of the state wide protests.”
The protests will be led by Abdul Qayoom Wani, President Employees
joint action committee (EJAC) and Manzoor Ahmad pampori from Tangmarg
along with hundreds of other employees.
Pampori said, “The notification issued by government is infact a
massacre on the interest of the employees of these institutions
besides ruining the hopes of thousands of families.” “These committees
are even older than Indian democracy as were formed by Maharaja in
1942 when country was yet to attain independence.”
He alleged that a serious conspiracy has been hatched by some vested
interests to ruin urban characteristics of these towns and that is the
reason recently our director has been transferred and no one was
called to replace him.
Earlier on Friday, while holding a protest by municipal employees
pahalgam, an employee tried to self immolate himself.
The government on Tuesday had ordered to abolish two oldest municipal
committees under SRO 149 vide no HUDA/LSG/ULBK/117/2015.