High Court pulls up striking Seemandhra employees

The Andhra Pradesh High Court on Wednesday pulled up government employees of Seemandhra for their ongoing strike over the issue of bifurcation of the state.

The court asked the employees to explain how could they participate in a political movement while continuing as government servants.

A division bench comprising Chief Justice Kalyan Jyoti Sengupta and Justice KC Bhanu observed that the strike was causing inconvenience to people. Dealing with a petition, seeking court orders to declare the strike illegal, the court asked Andhra Pradesh Non-Gazetted Officers Association and Secretariat Employees Forum to file counter affidavits by Monday.

As the strike continues to affect the ongoing counselling for students seeking admissions into engineering courses in Seemandhra, the high court Wednesday said students can attend counselling anywhere in the state.

The court directed the government to make arrangements for students appearing for counselling in Hyderabad or other parts of Telangana. [IANS]

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