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Unheard for 310 days, KP employees ‘surrender’, suspend strike


JAMMU: Demanding their relocation from Kashmir to Jammu region over the targeted killings by militants, the Kashmiri Pandit employees on Saturday put an end to their 310-day long strike.

The suspension of strike has come after the government have stopped their salaries.

“We are left with no option but to surrender. The government has not accepted our demand but we have got no money to run our households,” said the All Migrant (Displaced) Employees Association Kashmir (AMEAK).

The employees, along with some of their colleagues from the Dogra community, have been on strike since May 12 last year when one Rahul Bhat was shot dead inside his office in Budgam district.

“The core committee of AMEAK will soon decide on resuming the duties and the next course of action,” Ruban Saproo from the AMEAK informed, while accusing the government of pressurising them to join duties by stopping their salary.



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