JAMMU: Reserved category employees, Dogras along with Kashmiri migrants posted in Kashmir valley Thursday protested outside the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) office in Jammu demanding a transfer policy in order to shift to Jammu.

The development came a day after Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha had said that people sitting at home won’t get salaries and the employees who have been engaged under the Kashmir division cadre can’t be shifted to Jammu.

“The LG is selected by the BJP-ruled central government. When they can give things to Paharis then why not to us,” a protesting lady outside the BJP headquarters in Jammu said.

She said that they have come here to protest because they have voted for the party.

Many Dogras and Kashmiri Pandits employees returned to Jammu following the killing of their colleague Rajni Bala. A resident of Samba district, Bala was shot dead by militants at a school in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on May 31.

“We have cleared their (protesting employees’) salaries till August 31, but it cannot be done that they will be paid their salaries by sitting at their homes. This is a loud and clear message to them and they should listen and understand it,” LG Sinha had said on Wednesday.

A protester said that they are demanding relocation in wake of threats to their lives. “Hit lists are issued every week. On the other side, the government is stopping salaries.”


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