PM Package Employees Forum calls for mass resignation, DC Budgam denies reports
Post by on Saturday, May 14, 2022
Srinagar, May 13: All PM Package Employees Forum: a body of Kashmiri Pandit employees, has Friday written a mass resignation letter to Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Lieutenant Governor (LG) Manoj Sinha and Prime Minister NarendraModi in protest against the killing of a fellow community member.
The forum also informed that it has collected 272 signatures so far on the mass resignation letter.
“The below-mentioned PM Package Employees and Non-PM Package Employees have been left with no option but to give en masse resignation which we know is the only solution to save our lives,” reads the letter.
It further reads, “Due to dejection by the policies of the administration and subsequent failure of providing a sense of security to all Kashmiri Pandit minorities serving in the valley for the last 12 years.”
“Due to desperation by promised custodians, who promised us to provide a dignified and honourable return, and due to threat of life which is a fundamental right of each and every human being. We PM Package employees and non-PM package employees have been left with no option but to give en mass resignation which we know is the only solution to save our lives,” reads the letter.
The community has been protesting since Thursday against the "failure" of the government to protect their lives. Bhat (35), a Kashmiri Pandit employee, was shot dead by terrorists at a crowded government office in the Chadoora area of Budgam on Thursday.
Rahul was employed under PMs Package and left behind his wife and a 9-year-old daughter. Police said preliminary investigations reveal that two terrorists shot Rahul with pistols.
“Terrorists fired upon one employee namely Rahul Bhat from the minority community in Tehsildar office Chadoora, Budgam. He has been shifted to the hospital.@JmuKmrPolice,” Kashmir Zone Police tweeted soon after the incident.
Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner (DC) Budgam, Shahbaz Ahmed Mirza on Friday denied the reports of resignation of Kashmiri Pandit employees by saying as no such letter of resignation(s) have been received by the administration.
Taking to the micro blogging site twitter, DC Budgam wrote, "The social media reports of resignations by Migrant employees are denied as no such letter of resignation(s) have been received by the administration. Service related issues are being addressed in a time bound manner in a week’s time.”