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COVID-19: Jammu employees remain stranded in Leh
Resent inaction, seek evacuation
5/5/2020 12:28:48 AM
Early Times Report

Jammu, May 4: Due to the ongoing countrywide lockdown to prevent containment of corona virus which has claimed 2.49 lacs lives worldwide Jammu based employees and businessmen stationed in the Union Territory of Ladakh have resented over inaction of the administration to evacuate them in their respective native areas.
They said that the local administration of Leh and Kargil district working tirelessly to bring back its citizens standard outside Ladakh. “President of Bharatiya Janta Party, Union Territory of Ladakh, Cherring Dorjay Lakruk resigned from his political position as well as the primary membership of BJP for alleged failure of the UT administration in evacuating passengers including patients, pilgrims and students stranded at different places throughout the country, on other side BJP leadership in Jammu sitting silently without caring our suffering”, an official said.
“My aged parents are not well, both my mother and father are on medicines for years together. I’m trying my desperately trying to reach at my home. We don’t have any complaint against the local administration in Leh led by Deputy Commissioner, Sachin Kumar Vaishya. But certainly, the district administration of Jammu is taking any pain to get us evacuated from Ladakh”, said another official from Jammu posted in Leh district.
“Even some retirees, businessmen and transferees are trapped here today third phase of lockdown begun, there is no hope that it will end even after 18 of May, as number of cases and deaths in on raise, certainly the lockdown will further extend. Though we have registered our grievances with DC Jammu three days back, no response has been received yet”, said another employee, adding that as per government’s order below than rank of under secretary, only 30 percent of staff is allowed to join his/her duties.
“Rest of us sitting idle here, Leh has been a hotspot of Corona since from the beginning. We are feeling insecure and emotionally broken for want to meet our families”, said another employee, desperately waiting for ‘goodnews’ from the administration.
“We have arranged movement passes, and even have own transport to reach Jammu, but we have to go through red-zone in Kashmir valley, for that purpose we need special permission from the government, unfortunately, same is awaited”, he added.
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