J&K: 43 students detained for protesting

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 17:26

Jammu: Police on Wednesday detained 43 students and
activists of Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarathi Parishad (ABVP) as they
were marching towards civil secretariat here to protest
against the new recruitment policy.

The BJP students` wing activists clashed with the police
when they were being stopped from going towards the
secretariat. Later, 43 of them were detained and carried away
in police vehicles.

They were protesting against the state government for its
new recruitment policy under which a fresh recruit would get
only 50 per cent of basic pay for first two years and 75 per
cent for next three years without any allowances.

Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, however, said the demand to
re-examination of stipend-mode of recruitment was not one that
could be considered.

"If Rehabar-e-Taleem (RET) and Rehebar-e-Ziraat (REZ)
employment pattern, which also based on stipend-mode to
salary, are right, this new policy is also right, and if
those are wrong, then this is also wrong", he told a press
conference.

He said the aim of the new policy was to provide jobs to
unemployed youth rather than freezing them and added that the
state`s financial position was in distress due to
implementation of the 6th Pay Commission recommendations.

PTI

First Published: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 17:26

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