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Protesters reject rotational ADC posts in parts of J-K's Rajouri

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

In an attempt to end the ongoing protests in parts of district, the and Kashmir government has announced new posts of additional deputy commissioners (ADCs) to work on rotational basis in the strike-hit areas.

However, the formula was rejected outright by the residents of Nowshera, Sunderbani, and who threatened to intensify their 23-day long agitation to press for permanent posts.

The government declared that rotational ADCs would be placed for and while would look after the on weekly rotational basis.

Additional secretary, labour and employment department, was posted as Nowshera-Sunderabani, while ADC Kotranka, Shafiq Ahmad, was given additional charge of ADC Kalakote, an official said today.

The officers would be headquartered for one week at each place, the said.

of Sunderbani, Kartar Singh, and Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Nowshera, Abdul Sattar, would continue at their respective places of postings, he said.

The has also accorded sanction to a four-member committee, headed by financial commissioner, to examine any such similar demand relating to posting of ADCs in the state.

The residents of Sunderbani, and went on an indefinite strike on February 16 and have staged almost daily protests in support of their demand for separate district status or creation of ADC posts.

The protests were triggered by the government decision to announce ADC post for and continued despite an appeal by a three-member ministerial team, assuring that their genuine demands would be met.

The residents of Kotranka also joined the protest today and observed a shutdown against governments rotational formula.

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First Published: Sat, March 10 2018. 13:25 IST