Police resort to brute force on employees' protest in IHK
04 October, 2013
Srinagar: In occupied Kashmir, Indian police launched a forceful attack on the candlelight march of the employees, called by the Joint Consultative Committee (JCC), towards the official residence of puppet Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah, to protest the anti-people policies of the authorities.
Several top JCC leaders spearheading the march were detained during the police action. Police contingents were deployed in large number at Lal Chowk and adjacent areas.
The JCC leader Abdul Qayoom Wani told media persons before his arrest that the imperialistic attitude of the authorities could not scare employees, as "we will not give up our struggle at any cost."
He deplored that the authorities had had crossed all limits of tyranny and brutality to harass and intimidate employees.
He said on October 4 and 5, there will be a complete blackout of the government offices in all regions of the territory. "On October 5, thousands of employees from all parts of Kashmir would assemble here and march towards Civil Secretariat," he maintained.
Meanwhile, the Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party in a statement issued in Srinagar strongly condemned the arrest and use of brute force against the government employees.
The statement added that the authorities used unnecessary force against the employees who were holding peaceful protests against the anti-people policies of the authorities.
Expressing solidarity with the arrested employees' leaders, the statement said that the puppet administration should not remain in delusion regarding the power of employees.