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Contractual employees stage protest in Srinagar

Police using teargas to disperse protesting Kashmiri government contractual staff as they tried to march towards civil serectariat, in Srinagar on Thursday. Photo: Nissar Ahmad

Police using teargas to disperse protesting Kashmiri government contractual staff as they tried to march towards civil serectariat, in Srinagar on Thursday. Photo: Nissar Ahmad  

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Police used water cannons to disperse hundreds of J&K government employees who tried to march towards the Civil Secretariat demanding for regularisation of their services.

Police on Thursday used water cannons and batons to disperse hundreds of Jammu and Kashmir government employees who tried to march towards the Civil Secretariat here to protest in support of their demand for regularisation of their services.

The contractual government employees of the Public Health Engineering Department assembled at Pratap Park here to protest in support of their demands, officials said.

As the protesting employees tried to march towards the Civil Secretariat, the seat of Jammu and Kashmir government, police asked them to disperse peacefully.

The protesters, however, refused to pay heed and continued to march ahead, prompting the police to use batons, water cannons and tear smoke shells against them, the officials said.

Dozens of employees were detained, they said.

There were no reports of anyone getting injured in the police action.

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