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Debarring SSA teachers from 7th pay commission unjustified, unacceptable: Wani

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Srinagar, Jul 04: An emergent session of Employees Joint Action Committee was held at its central office under the chair of President EJAC Ab Qayoom Wani in which all state leaders, and presidents of departmental unions affiliated with EJAC participated.
The agenda of the meeting was only to resolve the burning issue of implementation of 7th Pay Commission to SSA teachers, Head teachers and RMSA Masters, and linking their salary with State sector.
All the leaders present in the meeting termed the issue very sensitive and based on logic. It was felt that Govt is unnecessarily harassing SSA teachers and RMSA Masters by debarring them from 7th pay commission which is unacceptable to the employee fraternity.
The nation builders are in mental trauma and it can directly or indirectly effect the academics of lakhs of students. All the leaders in the meeting assured the teaching fraternity that until and unless the issue of SSA teachers, Head teachers and RMSA Masters is not resolved, EJAC will support their justified demands.
All the leaders urged upon the Govt to release 7th pay commission in favour of SSA teachers, Head teachers and RMSA Masters and link their salaries with State sector so that these teachers will come out of mental trauma and will smoothly perform their duties in their schools.
President EJAC Abdul Qayoom Wani announced in the meeting that if Govt failed to resolve the issue of SSA teachers upto 10 July, then the leadership of EJAC, District executives and volunteers of EJAC will hold a peaceful march from Sheri Kashmir Park Srinagar to Civil Secretariat on 11 July to show solidarity with the teaching fraternity and press for resolution of their justified and genuine demands and a memorandum in this behalf will be presented to Government on this day.
Ab Qayoom Wani warned that if Govt failed to take concrete steps in releasing 7th pay commission in favour of SSA teachers, Head teachers and RMSA Masters, then Five lakh employees of the state will fight shoulder to shoulder with teaching fraternity for their legitimate rights.
Wani advised the leadership of EJAC to make 11 July peaceful protest a historical and result oriented and remain in touch with the volunteers of EJAC.
He made it clear to the Govt that EJAC will not remain silent on this sensitive and human issue. EJAC President urged upon His Excellency Governor of State N N Vohra, Advisors to Governor B B Viyas and Khursheed Ahmad Ganie, to intervene in the matter and issue orders for implementation of 7th Pay Commission in favour of SSA teachers, Head teachers and RMSA Masters and linking their salaries with State sector, so that these trs may come out of mental trauma.
Wani said that we don’t want confrontation but ignoring legitimate demands of the employees compels us to resort the path of agitation.
He urged upon the EJAC leadership for making the programme of 11 July peaceful to ensure discipline during the protest.


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DySP among 7 cops injured in Kupwara mishap

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Srinagar, Nov 16: A deputy superintendent of police was among seven cops injured in a road accident near the Line of Control (LoC) in Keran area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district last evening, police said on Friday.
An official said that a vehicle (registration number JK09 7831) driven by SgCt Majid Hussain (597/IRP) turned turtle around 6:45 PM in Keran, leaving seven cops injured.
He identified the injured as DySp Bodh Raj of IR-4th BN, Sgct Raten Lal (439/IRP-4th), SgCt Majid Hussain (597/IRP-4th), SgCt Operator (Telecom) Irshad Ahmad (2863/PW), Ct Sanjay (406/IRP-4th), Ct. Ramesh 789/IRP-4th and Ct. Khursheed Ahmad (1173/KP).
“Dysp Bodh Raj was referred to SMHS from PHC Keran,” he said, adding that the rest of the cops suffered minor injuries and were treated at PHC Keran.
He said the wireless equipment which was in the vehicle got damaged too.
The official said the police party was deputed for Panchayat election duty scheduled to begin on Saturday.
“A case under relevant sections of law has been registered and further investigations were taken up,” official added.
Later in the day, the injured DySP was airlifted to AIIMS Delhi. The Director General of Police Dilbag Singh, IGP Kashmir SP Pani saw him off at Airport, alongwith his family for AIIMS New Delhi.

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Geelani thanks people for visiting Sopore to pay homage to his son-in-law

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Srinagar, Nov 16: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani on Friday wholeheartedly thanked all those people who visited his ancestral village Duro to pay homage to late Ghulam Hassan Makhdoomi.

In a statement issued, Geelani said despite heavy showers and cold chilly weather thousands of people mostly from adjoining areas participated in the last rites of the deceased.
Geelani thanked the leaders of the organizations especially Jamaat-e-Islami, Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Awami Action Committee, Anjuman-e-Share Shian, Muslim League, People’s League, Bar Association, Anjuman Moien-ul-Islam Sopore, Muslim Conference, Civil Society, all constituent parties of Hurriyat Conference and other political, religious, social and other organizations who traveled from far flung areas to condole and console the bereaved family.
He also thanked all political, religious, social, print and electronic media personalities, lawyers, doctors, columnists, businessmen, neighbours and other personalities who came to Hyderpora and offered their condolences to him.
Geelani also thanked Pakistani High Commissioner in Delhi and other international dignities and non-resident Kashmiries living abroad who telephonically condoled the demise of his son-in-law.
He also thanked all women participants who despite their personal and domestic engagements took all the pains to reach the residence of my bereaved daughter.
Geelani also thanked the people especially youth who enthusiastically and very warmly receive me after a long gap of about 8 years and showed their commitment and resolve to the freedom struggle. Their affection and love was unparalleled.
Meanwhile, Hurriyat Conference (G) held a peaceful protests after congregational Friday prayers in various places in Kashmir valley against the NIA’s charge sheet against incarcerated chairperson of Dukhtran-e-Millat Syeda Aasiya Andrabi and her two associates, Naheeda Nasreen and Fehmida Sofi and yet another detention under PSA of Hurriyat leader Masarat Aalam Bhat.

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On Joint Hurriyat’s call, JKLF stages protest against HR violations

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Srinagar, Nov 16: Heeding to the call of Joint Hurriyat Leadership, Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) on Friday staged a protest in Srinagar against “continuous human rights violations in Kashmir.”
A spokesman of JKLF said that scores of the party leaders and activists staged two separate protest demonstrations at Koker Bazar and Budshah Chowk in summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir.
He said the JKLF chairman Yasin Malik has strongly condemned the “oppression in Jammu Kashmir especially in the south and north of Kashmir valley.”
The JKJLF chief, according to the spokesman, said that claims of democracy and continuous tyranny and oppression against unarmed civilians and peaceful political resistance can never go side by side.
“Innocent killings, oppression and suppression, arrest spree and other acts of tyranny have turned Kashmir into a worst hell. Common people are being subject to such oppression which can only be termed as worst dictatorship in the name of democracy,” Malik said, according to the spokesman.

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