2 hurt as ABVP clashes with Jammu police

Two persons, including a policeman, were injured in a lathicharge during a ABVP rally organised to protest J&K govt`s new recruitment policy.

Last Updated: Nov 02, 2011, 15:40 PM IST

Jammu: Two persons, including a policeman,
were injured in a lathicharge during a ABVP rally organised to
protest Jammu and Kashmir government`s new recruitment policy.

An ABVP leader was also detained and was later released,
Nawabad SHO Ajay Bhat said.

The agitators were demanding that the policy, under which
a fresh recruit would only get 50 per cent of the basic pay
for the first two years and 75 per cent for the next three
years without any allowances, be scrapped.

Shouting anti-government slogans, protesters led by ABVP
leader Ragav Sharma breached a barricade and clashed with
police, which resorted to lathicharge to disperse the mob.

A protester and a policeman were injured in the process,
police said.

Students and ABVP activists had also assembled near Jammu
University and protested against the new recruited policy.

"This recruitment policy is against the interests of the
youth of the state. It is discriminatory in nature," Sharma
said and demanded that it be immediately revoked.

Condemning the lathicharge, CPI-M State Secretary and
Kulgam MLA MY Tarigami said, "The policy is unjustified...The
government should reconsider the decision and revoke it."

J&K BJP chief spokesperson and National Executive member
Jitendra Singh also condemned the lathicharge and said the 50
per cent salary rule will alienate the youth.

PTI