The Divisional Commissioner of Kashmir Saturday directed Deputy Commissioners of all 10 districts in Kashmir to make sure that migrant workers needn’t go away the Valley and that “whosoever can be absent shall be dealt as per Service Guidelines”.
Whereas a few Deputy Commissioners, who didn’t want to be named, stated they are going to look forward to a authorities order earlier than appearing, the workers who had left the Valley feeling unsafe after a Sikh faculty principal and Kashmiri Hindu instructor have been killed final week by terrorists, stated the administration was being “insensitive”.
Those that have returned to Jammu are nonetheless cautious about getting again to work within the Valley, with some deciding to remain again for now. Siddharth Raina (title modified), who had returned to Srinagar in 2015 with a job within the J&Okay Schooling Division beneath the Prime Minister’s package deal and returned to Jammu final week, stated most of them are academics and are conducting on-line courses for college kids.
“Staff got here to Jammu fearing menace to their lives. As a substitute of allaying their fears, assuring safety, and making needed preparations, the administration threatens them with motion as per Service Guidelines,” stated an worker who had returned to the Valley in 2015 after he received a job beneath the Prime Minister’s package deal.
“The orders could have been issued with good intent. However most of the workers are staying in their very own rented lodging in locations in South Kashmir. It’s not clear how they are going to be supplied safety,” one other minority member who received employment beneath the PM package deal stated on the situation of anonymity.
This was one amongst many points mentioned with all DCs and SPs of the Valley’s districts in a gathering on Saturday referred to as by Pandurang Pole, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, to overview safety preparations and establish authorities lodging for “protected individuals”.
He informed these current within the assembly that the lodging to the “protected individuals” by means of the Divisional Commissioner’s workplace supplied in 14 Srinagar accommodations “be deemed to have been dehired” from October 5.
Additional, instructions to supply the “protected individuals”, the PSOs and guards, lodging within the involved district, “be adhered to in letter and spirit”. Pole didn’t reply to calls and messages.
A placard reads ‘The place Is My House’ throughout a protest by the Kashmiri Hindu group after terrorist actions within the Kashmir valley, at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi, Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. (PTI Picture/Kamal Singh)
“The chair (Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir) directed that each one the Deputy Commissioners and SSPs (Senior Superintendent of Police) shall guarantee one to 1 assembly with the consultant/ leaders of all of the political events inside 2-3 days for the redressal of their apprehensions concerning safety, lodging and so on. and think about their real calls for,” the minutes of the assembly launched on Tuesday stated.
The Divisional Commissioner additionally directed that non-migrant minority populations — labourers, expert labourers and so on — within the districts be recognized and sufficient safety measures be put in place for them together with common interactions. He additionally stated migrant workers ought to ideally be posted in protected and safe zones as a substitute of remote and susceptible areas in the meanwhile, based on the minutes.