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Highlights:

  • Jammu and Kashmir government laid off six of its employees for allegedly having terror links
  • Among the six employees, two were police constables
  • Earlier in June 2021, the government had laid off 11 of its employees for allegedly working as overground works for terrorist associations

On Wednesday, the Jammu and Kashmir government laid off six of its employees for allegedly having terror links and working as overground workers. Reportedly, among the six employees, two were police constables.

According to sources, the government launched steps after a designated committee in the Union territory established to examine and recommend cases under Article 311(2)(c) of the Constitution of India sought that the six employees be sacked from government services over terror links.

The provision provides the government the power to dismiss employees without an inquiry if the President or the Governor, as the case may be, is satisfied that in the interest of the security of the state, it is not expedient to hold such inquiry.

The order follows days after the general administration department of J&K issued instructions on periodic character and antecedents verification of government employees. The instruction states that every government employee will have to maintain absolute integrity, honesty, and allegiance to the Union of India and its constitution.

The previous week, the UT administration had affirmed that government employees would not be issued a passport unless they receive a vigilance clearance from their respective departments.

Earlier in June 2021, the government had laid off 11 of its employees, including Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin sons and two from the police department, for allegedly working as overground workers for terrorist associations, officials affirmed on Saturday.

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