SRINAGAR: Authorities in held Kashmir on Saturday sacked four government employees, citing their alleged involvement in activities “prejudicial to the interests of the security of the state”.

One of those dismissed is the son of the leader of a group fighting against India in the held territory.

Also dismissed were two professors at Kashmir University that the administration claims were radicalising students to advance Pakistan’s agenda, and a woman working in rural development that the administration says was funding anti-India activities.

“They have been found involved in activities prejudicial to the interests of the security of the state,” senior government officials said, adding that all four employees were dismissed immediately.In the past year, India terminated the contracts of at least 30 government employees for alleged militancy links under a law which enables it to sack employees without an inquiry.

Published in Dawn, August 14th, 2022

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