Srinagar, October 11: Employees of Jammu and Kashmir Information Department today went on a strike and staged protest against the attachment of Joint Director Information Kashmir Zahoor Ahmad Mir over alleged irregularities in distribution of advertisements to newspapers.
Dozens of employees of the department boycotted their work and assembled inside the premises of Directorate of Information and Public Relations office here at Poloview against the attachment order and flayed Government for acting in hurry. “The Joint Director should have been given a chance to clear his position but government immediately attached him,” they said and demanded immediate revocation of the attachment order.
According to a statement issued by the employees, all the offices of Information Department both in Kashmir and Jammu Divisions will remain shut till the attachment order of Joint Director Kashmir is revoked. The statement said that the decision was taken today morning after an emergency meeting. The employees of the Information Department held day-long sit-in protest against Government here in their office premises.