AAP MLAs 'assault' Delhi chief secretary: Government staff to observe 5-minutes silence daily as protest

Delhi govt employees will observe a five-minute silence outside their respective offices everyday till steps are taken to 'ensure their safety and dignity'.

IANS February 22, 2018 17:33:18 IST
AAP MLAs 'assault' Delhi chief secretary: Government staff to observe 5-minutes silence daily as protest

New Delhi: Delhi government employees will observe a five-minute silence outside their respective offices every working day till steps are taken to "ensure their safety and dignity", the IAS body said on Thursday.

The decision to observe the silent protest during lunch break, came two days after Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash alleged that he was beaten up by two Aam Aadmi Party MLAs in the presence of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

AAP MLAs assault Delhi chief secretary Government staff to observe 5minutes silence daily as protest

File image of Delhi chief secretary Anshu Prakash. News18

The alleged assault took place at the chief minister's residence on Monday midnight, where Prakash was summoned for an emergency meeting.

Following the allegation, the IAS Association on Tuesday took the decision that officers would not meet or talk even over the phone to the chief minister, his ministers or MLAs till Kejriwal apologises and takes action.

"The assault on the chief secretary has breached the faith of all government employees in the political executive of Delhi,"

"The employees of Delhi government and other organisations will observe a five-minute silence outside their respective offices to express their anguish over the breach of faith by the political executive," IAS Association said in a statement.

Both the alleged attackers – Amanatullah Khan and Prakash Jarwal – were sent to judicial custody for a day on Wednesday. Their bail pleas will be taken up later on Thursday.

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