NC Leader’s Statement Upsets JCC; Announces Strike On June 21, 22

KL Report

SRINAGAR

Upset with the fresh statements of the senior National Conference leaders in connection with the strikes of state government employees in support of their demands, Joint Consultative Committee (JCC) on Wednesday asked them (NC ministers) to refrain from such statements and said, “Such statements could widen the gaps between government and employees.” JCC has also called for a two day strike programme on June 21 and 22.

“They (NC leaders) say, we do it for politics. But the fact is that we are being forced to take this path. Government backtracked from written agreements twice and still blames us of playing politics,”  senior JCC leader and head of one faction of EJAC Muntazir Mohi ud din said in a press conference at Srinagar. He added, “We went on strike for 43 days in 1991 and 42 days in 1992 when state was under Governor Rule. We again went for strikes under Governor Rule after 2008. There wasn’t any National conference at the helm of affairs, so where is the politics,” asked Mohi ud din.

The JCC leader has said that the government has left them with no option other than to resort to strikes. “There is no option left except to go for strike,” he said.

Meanwhile another senior leader of JCC and Chairman of EJAC (Q) Abdul Qayoom Wani said that government should now stop making excuses.

“Why is government worried of the trade union leader’s engagements after retirement? They have the right to choose their carrier after retiring from services. Someone can go and open a shop and someone can join politics. What is wrong in it”, asked Wani. He said that the statements of the two senior  NC leaders and Ministers Ali Mohammad Sagar and Choudary Mohammad Ramzan were unacceptable and cannot be tolerated.

Meanwhile announcing two day strike program senior JCC leader Abdul Gafar Dar said that on June 21, the employees will take out marches at district headquarters across the state and would present the memorandum to the Deputy commissioners, whereas on June 22, employees would assemble at Sher e Kashmir park in Srinagar where from they would take out a march towards Governor House.

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