Srinagar, The Modi government has reportedly dismissed a significant number of employees from the health department in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK), as part of its broader campaign to remove Kashmiri employees from their positions.
According to Kashmir Media Service, a health department official in Srinagar disclosed that the Health and Medical Education (HandME) Department issued directives to the directors of Health Services in Kashmir and Jammu, as well as the Director of Family Welfare, MCH, and Immunization, to terminate all staff attached by respective heads of departments (HoDs).
The dismissals have been widespread across the region. In Kupwara district, for instance, 16 employees were removed, Ganderbal district saw the termination of 61 employees, and Bandipora had 16 employees detached. Similar actions have been reported in other districts, with all employees attached by HoDs being removed.
This move is part of an ongoing effort by the Modi government to restructure employment in IIOJK, which has raised concerns about the targeting of Kashmiri employees in various government departments.