Jammu and Kashmir govt sacks 4 more employees for ‘terror links’

The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Wednesday dismissed four more government employees, including a doctor and a policeman, for their alleged terror links, officials said.

The sacked employees included Assistant Professor (Medicine) at SMHS Hospital Srinagar, Dr Nisar-ul-Hassan, Constable Abdul Majeed Bhat, Laboratory bearer in Higher Education Department Abdul Salam Rather, and teacher in Education Department Farooq Ahmad Mir. 

Their removal was carried out under the provisions of Article 11 of the Constitution of India, they said.

The dismissals come amid concerns that some government employees were allegedly providing support to terrorist outfits. The accusations against the ousted employees range from aiding in logistical support for terrorists to advocating terrorist ideologies, facilitating terror financing, and promoting a separatist agenda.

This move is part of a larger ongoing effort by the Union Territory administration, which has taken similar actions in the past three years. More than 50 government employees have been relieved of their duties due to suspected connections to activities that contradict their roles within the government.