May 20, 2024


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J&K parties are offended at ‘no passport, no government job’ to stone-pelters diktat

Mehbooba Mufti accused the government of adopting double specifications and enjoying soiled video games to disparage the individuals of Kashmir

SRINAGAR : Numerous mainstream political parties barring Bharatiya Janata Social gathering (BJP) have expressed their anger and dismay more than the Jammu and Kashmir police’s latest diktat that all those concerned in stone-pelting or subversive activities will be denied the obligatory safety clearance for issuance of passport and appointment to any govt position.

SSP of the Legal Investigation Office (Distinctive Branch) of the J&K police at Srinagar had at the weekend directed all the subject units underneath it to make sure that the person’s involvement in law and buy, stone-pelting cases, and other criminal offense prejudicial to the safety of the condition be especially investigated through verification linked to passport, service and any other verification linked to authorities techniques.


A circular signed by the officer stated that any subject matter found associated in any these types of conditions should be denied the security clearance. It also reported that digital proof, like CCTV footage, photos, videos and audio clips, quadcopter visuals available in the records of the police, protection forces and safety companies be also referred to through the verification.

Some authorized industry experts have pointed out that that the police officer’s seeking denial of security clearance for appointment to any governing administration task goes against the Union Staff Ministry’s buy issued in June 2016 which said that appointments letters will not be withheld pending the verification of character and antecedents of profitable candidates, but govt would depend on appointees’ self-declaration. The ministry experienced, at the similar time, also said that those people candidates who furnish incorrect information will deal with criminal and legal motion.


On the other hand, BJP’s J&K unit chief Ravinder Raina welcomed the Cid round indicating, “It is a fantastic step and will provide as a extreme blow to individuals conspiring against the place and fleeing overseas to escape accountability”.

Differing with these types of a look at, previous main minister and Nationwide Meeting (NC) chief Omar Abdullah asserted that denying any individual a passport or any other government services primarily based on an adverse police report cannot stand up to lawful scrutiny. He reported, “An ‘adverse police report’ are unable to be a substitute for staying located responsible in a courtroom of law.”

He tweeted, “A yr and a half in the past J&K police were being able to build an ‘adverse law enforcement report’ to justify my detention less than the General public Basic safety Act that would hardly ever have stood up to lawful challenge”.


Abdullah, in another tweet, claimed, “They did the same with scores of some others, several of whom had these law enforcement reports tossed out by the courts. An govt order are unable to substitute a courtroom of law. Guilt or innocence have to be established in court & not primarily based on vague unproven police reports”.

People’s Democratic Party (PDP) president and former main minister Mehbooba Mufti accused the governing administration of adopting double benchmarks and participating in dirty game titles to disparage the persons of Kashmir and deny justice to them. She said, “Kashmiris are considered guilty until finally tested innocent. Irrespective of whether for a govt task or even a passport they are subjected to the worst kind of scrutiny. But when a policeman is regarded to have facilitated militants, he is let off the hook. The double requirements and filthy game titles are obvious”.


Citing the example of a former law enforcement officer Devinder Singh who was dismissed from assistance by the J&K Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, in Might this 12 months for his alleged one-way links with militants, she said in a tweet, “Innocent Kashmiris arrested less than anti-terror legal guidelines rot in jails for yrs. For them the demo results in being the punishment. But GOI doesn’t want an inquiry towards a cop caught red handed with militants. Is it mainly because he colluded with the program to orchestrate sure dodgy incidents?”

Separatist Hurriyat Conference amalgam headed by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq expressed its “regret and concern” in excess of the “autocratic orders” issued by the LG’s administration one particular just after a further “against the pursuits of Kashmiri people” which, it alleged,  are to shut the doors and recourse to employment for them.


“After the forcible dismissal of dozens of federal government workers in the previous handful of months, now a coverage of not issuing passports and denying governing administration positions to youth below the garb of remaining so-identified as stone-pelters or ‘anti-national’ is component of coercive and antipeople procedures of the  authorities aimed at focusing on the folks of Jammu and Kashmir below a proper plan. People in cost ought to rethink their repressive strategy and withdraw these diktats that will only guide to even further resentment.,” it claimed in a stamen listed here on Monday.

Former Minister and leader of J&K Apni Party Altaf Bukhari mentioned that this kind of “mindless decisions” negate Primary Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘vision’ on Kashmir’. He also stated, “These arbitrary choices will only thrust the youth into additional alienation and prove counterproductive for the peace and reconciliation system in J&K. The SSP CID’s latest purchase is thoroughly in contradiction to the promises and eyesight of Key Minister and Union Home Minister which envisage a far better and affluent foreseeable future for the people today of J&K primarily its promising youth.”