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Kashmiri Muslim employees expelled from employment for their political views

On November 22nd, India ordered termination of four Kashmiri Muslim employees for their “anti-India” and pro self-determination views. 

The employees have been terminated from work by India by invoking 311 (2) (c) of the Constitution of India – which empowers it to do so without an inquiry. 

Among the terminated employees include Dr. Nissar-ul-Hassan, a medical doctor, Salam Rather, a laboratory in-charge in Higher Education department, Abdul Majeed Bhat, a constable, and Farooq Ahmad Mir, a teacher.

India has persistently used this constitutional provision to punish Kashmiri Muslim employees for their political dissent by denying them their livelihoods. More than 55 Kashmiri employees have been targeted through this mechanism, including school teachers.

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