Police baton charges FP shop dealers in Jammu

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By Fast Kashmir on 04/01/2018.

Police baton charges FP shop dealers in Jammu

Aijaz khan condemns use of forces, also seeks action against police for manhandling women protesters  

Srinagar, Jan 04:  Fair Price shop dealers on Thursday staged a protest in Jammu, seeking implementation of “cabinet order” in 2014 calling for their regularization in government services.

Report said that hundreds of FP shop dealers tried to march towards secretariat but police stopped them by resorting to lathicharge as of a result of which scores of them were injured.

The protesters were shouting slogans in favour their demands. They said that cabinet comprising members of National Conference and Congress passed an order in 2014 which called for their regularization.

CAPD employees and EJAC (Kashmir) president Aijaz Ahmad Khan condemned use of force against the protesting FP shop owners and demanded government to fulfil the cabinet order sans any further delay.

“Under democratic set up, employees are entitled to protest in favour of their demands and government though police cannot suppress and stifle the genuine voices,” he said and condemned the use of force against the protesters.

Khan also castigated government for using force against protesting NHM employees.

“A male police officer manhandled women NHM protesters yesterday which is highly condemnable and action should be taken against those involved. The silence of the government suggests that the police officer was commanded by the government itself to behave the manner he has against the women protesters,” he said.

Khan said that they are not ‘lawwaris’ and government should refrain from dealing with protesters in the manner it is doing others “consequence would be different and all employees will come on roads.”

He also asked leaders of the other employees union to give up “double standards” and act so that genuine demands of employees get fulfillment. “They cannot remain with government at the expense of employees,” he said.  (GNS)