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Kashmiri Pandit employees say talks with J&K Lt Governor ‘inconclusive’, to continue stir | Latest News India

Srinagar: Kashmiri Pandit employees on Saturday determined to intensify their ongoing strike, hours after their first meeting with the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) administration over their predominant demand of relocation to safer locations remained “inconclusive”.

On Friday evening, a 25-member delegation, representing the Kashmiri Pandit employees, met J&K lieutenant governor (LG) Manoj Sinha and prime authorities officers at Raj Bhawan in Srinagar.

“During the meeting, J&K Lt Governor Manoj Sinha assured us that all of our problems will be resolved,” mentioned a spokesperson for the Kashmiri Pandits deputed within the Valley beneath the PM package deal, which was launched for the rehabilitation of the group in 2008. “We presented a memorandum to the Lt Governor. But our main demand is relocation to safer places. Till then the protest will go on.”

Following killing of an worker, Rahul Bhat, who was posted within the tehsil office in Chadoora, on May 12, a whole lot of KP employees have been holding sit-in protests throughout Kashmir whereas boycotting their duties. The protesting employees had petitioned the federal government to relocate them to district headquarters the place they may very well be put up in safe places.

Friday evening’s meeting was the primary formal talks between the protesting employees and the J&K administration. “The first meeting didn’t yield any result. The second round of talks will be held within a week’s time,” mentioned Sandeep Kumar, one other consultant of the KP employees’ affiliation. “The protest will continue as our only demand is relocation and repeal of bond, which the employees have to sign before getting the government job. Nothing short of that, in any circumstances, will fulfil our demands.”

A spokesperson for the J&K authorities mentioned the delegation apprised the Lt Governor of their varied points and considerations and sought his intervention for his or her early redressal. “The Lt Governor gave a patient hearing to the members of the delegation and assured them that the issues projected by them would be looked into earnestly for their redressal on priority.”

“The government will do everything possible to address their grievances,” the spokesperson added.

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