Kashmiri Lecturer Was Suspended Days After Pleading Against Abrogation Of Article 370

New Delhi: A Kashmiri lecturer was suspended from Union Territory’s education department by the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir in Srinagar, four days after he pleaded for six minutes against the Centre’s move to end J&K’s special constitutional position before the Supreme Court.

The School Education Department placed Zahoor Ahmad Bhat, a senior lecturer of political science under suspension with immediate effect for the violation of provisions of Jammu & Kashmir Civil Service Regulations, Jammu & Kashmir Government Employees Conduct Rules and J&K Leave Rules.

“Pending enquiry into his conduct, Mr Zahoor Ahmad Bhat, Senior Lecturer Political Science, presently posted at Government Higher Secondary School, Jawahar Nagar, Srinagar, is hereby placed under suspension with immediate effect for violation of provisions of J&K CSR, Jammu and Kashmi Government Employees (conduct) Rules, 1971”, reads the order.

The authorities have appointed the joint director, School Education Jammu, Ms. Subah Mehta as an inquiry officer to conduct an in-depth inquiry into the conduct of the delinquent officer.

Earlier on August 5, 2019, the centre scrapped Article 370 and 35A, which granted special status to J&K state and special privileges to J&K residents, and bifurcated the erstwhile J&K state into two Union Territories.

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