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Kashmir-based KP employees hold protest for second day

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Kashmiri Pandits holding a protest against the clashes at different places in the Valley, STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: Kashmiri Pandit employees continued their protests for the second consecutive day today demanding evacuation of rest of their lot from the Valley in view of violent protests and alleged stone-pelting attacks on their transit camps.
Over 300 KP employees serving in the Valley, escaped during night time from Haal transit accommodation in Pulwama, Bramulla, Kupwara transit camps, Vessu and Mattan KP employees colonies in Anantnag and reached their homes in Jammu. These employees, including women and their children, gatecrashed into Relief Commissioner’s office (RCO) and held protests and raised slogans against the government and the Commissioner.
They demanded evacuation of the all the KP employees from Kashmir immediately.
They alleged Centre and the state government have failed to provide them security against stone-pelting and repeated attacks by teenagers.
They said they will not return to the Valley to join their jobs and will go for indefinite protests in Jammu. The protesters said the “stone pelting attack” has created fear among migrant employees living in areas like Haal in Pulwama, Vessu and Mattan in Anantnag and other places in north and central Kashmir. They handed-over a memorandum to the Relief Commissioner R K Pandita.

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