Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president and former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday asked the LG not to force the workers to return after Jammu and Kashmir Lt. Governor Manoj Sinha said that the protesting Kashmiri Pandit workers will not be paid for sitting at home. Kashmir.
Supporting the demands of the protesting Pandit workers, he said, “NCC should know their plight and try to find a way out, but he has given an order that they will not be paid if they don’t go to work (in Kashmir). We all have suffered (due to militancy). , but the Pandits have suffered more. Recently there have been targeted killings in Kashmir too. So the matter should be taken seriously and their demands should be accepted at some point.”
The PDP president said the agitators should be asked to go back only after the situation normalizes. “They should not be forced into Kashmir. A middle ground should be found for now. They have been facing hardship for months. LG should take their issue seriously,” he added.
On Friday, J&K BJP chief Ravinder Raina urged the LG to meet Pandit workers and reserved category employees at Raj Bhavan.
A few days ago, Sinha said that all necessary measures have been taken for the safety of minority social workers, including Kashmiri Pandits serving in the Valley, and sent a message of “no pay” to those who opposed the transfer. sitting at home.”
Kong criticized the administration for being “uncompassionate”.
Jammu and Kashmir Pardesh Congress Committee President Vikar Rasool Wani accused the administration of being “uncompassionate” and said, “Targeted killings over the last few months have forced them to relocate to safer areas. The party fully supports the concerns of the agitating workers and in this regard Jammu We want immediate and urgent measures like relocation to safe areas and immediate release of their pending salaries, otherwise the party will join their agitation.”
On December 7, Union Minister Nityanand Rai told the Rajya Sabha that 14 people belonging to minority communities, including three Kashmiri Pandits, have been killed in J&K so far this year.