Srinagar, August 2
The Hurriyat Conference on Monday expressed concern over an order issued by the police for denying security clearance for passport and jobs to stone-pelters, alleging that the move was aimed at closing the doors of employment for the people of the Valley.
The CID wing of the police, in an order issued on Saturday, had directed all the field units under it to ensure that a person’s involvement in law and order, stone-pelting cases and other crime prejudicial to the security of the state be specifically looked into during verification related to passport, service and any other verification related to government schemes.
“The administration’s issuance of autocratic orders, one after another, are against the interests of Kashmiri people, and to close the doors and recourse to employment for the people here,” the Hurriyat faction led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said in a statement. It also opposed the dismissal of dozens of government employees in the last few weeks for “anti-national” activities.— PTI