Srinagar – Civil society groups and employees unions from Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday held a sit-in before the parliament house in New Delhi to protest against rampant corruption in the state.
The protests coincided with the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
The Government Employees Union warned that social justice would be totally lost if the central government failed to act against the menace of corruption.
Led by Ishtiyat Ahmad Beig of the EJAC-Kashmir, the group of around 60 employees held their sit-in from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
The protests are aimed at conveying to the entire country the urgent need to root out corruption from the system, Beig said.
We make an appeal to the masses to rally in our support, he said.(Observer News Service)
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