World Bulletin / News Desk
The dismissed employees come from various government departments, including education, revenue, food, and public health.
The Employees Joint Action Committee (EJAC), the largest employees union in the region – with 400,000 members, according to its head Abdul Qayoom Wani – has threatened to launch agitation if the dismissals are not reversed.
According to sources in the government, who spoke to Anadolu Agency on condition of anonymity due to safety concerns, there is “a longer list of employees who will also be sacked for their participation in the protests.”
Kashmir Divisional Commissioner Baseer Ahmad Khan said that appropriate legal action was taken against the employees as warranted under the law.
"We are examining the cases of the employees involved in incidents of stone pelting, [soldiers],’’ Khan told reporters.