Daily wagers protest again, 100 detained


Omar responsible for mess: Govt

Srinagar: Cracking whip against the daily wage employees who took to streets in Srinagar on Wednesday, Police detained 100 protestors who held protests in the city centre.

The daily wage employees accused the state administration of reneging on its promises during state elections of 2014.

While holding protest demonstrations at Residency Road here, the casual employees raised slogans in favour of their demands, saying they have been out rightly ignored by the present regime.

As the traffic was disrupted due to the protests, police swung into action and tried to disperse the crowd. Later, the protestors were lathi charged and several were injured.  Around 100 protesting casual labourers were detained by the police.

The protestors later gave government the time till May 15 to resolve their issues otherwise large scale valley wide protests will be held.

Meanwhile, when contacted senior cabinet minister Naeem Akhtar said that the mess has been created by the former chief minister Omar Abdullah who for his electoral gains facilitated back door appointments in JK.

Akhtar said that the regularization of the contractual employees has the financial implications and that the process would require time. “You cannot expect the issue to be resolved in a week or month. The government has to deliberate over the issue so that no serious ramifications from financial point of view would occur,” Akhtar said.

Training guns against the previous NC- Congress government, Akhtar stated that the previous regime left no stone unturned to make the state financially unsound. For the petty political gains, a dreadful burden was laid on the state exchequer- the daily wagers should hold these parties by neck and ask them what they did to their future, says Akhtar. 

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