February 4, 2023

Shaharbeen News Service Kashmir (SNS KASHMIR)

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AEEs, AEs of REW Kupwara begin indefinite strike, allege harassment by DC

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Waris Fayaz

Kupwara, Jan 16 :

Assistant Executive Engineers (AEEs) and AEs of Rural Engineering Wing (REW), Kupwara here have begun indefinite strike after alleged harassment and humiliation by the concerned Deputy Commissioner (DC).

The aggrieved AEEs and AEs have written to the Executive Engineer REW and stated that the strike will continue till the matter is resolved.

The letter, which is in possession with the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), reads that during a review meeting with DC Kupwara on 16-01-2023, the AEEs/AEs were humiliated, abused and unparliamentary language was used for the matter, which were not mandated/vested to AEEs/AEs.

“Words like Bastard, Third-Class, Thieves were used which goes against the CSR rules,” it reads, adding that AEEs/AEs of REW Kupwara will go on indefinite strike till the matter gets resolved.

An Assistant Executive Engineer (AEE), looking for Sogam and Wavoora belt told KNO that during a review meeting, he was abused and called Deadwood.

When contacted, Executive Engineer REW, Shafqat Hussain, said that he was on leave for some days as he’s not feeling well.

Meanwhile, the Deputy Commissioner, Kupwara, Dr. Doifode Sagar Dattatray despite repeated attempts couldn’t be contacted for the comments—(KNO)

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