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No leave granted to minority employees in Kashmir after civilian killings, govt clarifies

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir government on Sunday refuted media reports about having granted a 10-day leave to employees from the minority communities in Kashmir in the wake of recent civilian killings.

“Urgent Clarification: The govt has NOT issued any order for special leave. The news items appearing on web portals/newspapers and social media platforms are factually incorrect and misleading,” a J&K government spokesman said.

Two teachers from the minority communities of the same school including a woman principal were shot dead inside the school premises in Srinagar’s Eidgah area on Thursday. The killings came less than two days after three civilians including a prominent Kashmiri Pandit chemist and a non-local vendor were killed in Srinagar and Bandipora districts.

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