Jammu & Kashmir

No Govt jobs, no passport clearance for those ‘suspected of anti-India activities’ in JK

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Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir administration has said it will take action against those suspected of ‘anti-India’ activities by denying them such as passport clearance, appointment to government jobs, News18 reported citing sources on Sunday.

According to the report, the administration is considering prohibiting passport and visa clearance to people who have a past track record of indulging in ‘anti-India’ activities.

This comes after army officials revealed that the new modus operandi to indoctrinate and train Kashmiri youth in militancy was to call them through proper visa channels, rather than having them take the risk of crossing the border illegally, the report added.

Another deterrent being planned is to deny “security clearance” to those involved in law and order menace, stone-pelting, and other crimes “prejudicial to the security of the Union Territory and the nation”.

Earlier, an amendment by JK admin in the Jammu and Kashmir Civil Services (Verification of Character and Antecedents) Instructions, 1997 mandated that in order to land a government job, all applicants must clear background checks. For this, the CID will take into account all digital evidence and police records.

After the amendment, it is also now mandatory to disclose whether any family member or close relative is associated with any political party or organization, or has participated in any political activity, or has had links with a foreign mission or organization, or any prescribed/ prohibited/ banned organization such as the Jamaat-e-Islami.


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