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Kashmir: Government dismisses 12 officials for 'anti-national activities'

Officials said the government acted on a report prepared by the state police's crime investigation department, NDTV reported. Photograph: (AFP)

WION New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 20, 2016, 10.51 AM (IST)

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday dismissed 12 officials for alleged “anti-national activities”, news agency ANI reported.

ANI said in a tweet that the officials were from various government departments, including school education, water, revenue, food supplies, and forests.

 

Officials said the government had acted on a report prepared by the state police's crime investigation department, NDTV reported. 

According to NDTV, several of the officials dismissed have been charged under the Public Safety Act, which allows people to be jailed without trial for six months.

India's northernmost state of Kashmir has been on the boil ever since the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani by Indian security forces on July 8. Protests broke out immediately after the killing and have continued ever since. 

More than 85 civilians have been killed and more than 13,000 injured so far in violent clashes with security forces.

(WION)

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