Anantnag:- Hundreds of dailywagers, casual labourers and need base workers from differ-ent departments today staged a protest against the authorities in Anantnag.
Workers of various departments, including Agriculture, Wildlife, PHE, Soil Conservation, PDD, PWD, Floriculture, Forest etc were part of the protest.
The protesting labours were raising slogans in support of their demands urging the state Govt. to consider genuine demands of regularization policy for all casual labourers engaged after 1994 from various departments. Mohammad Gafoor Dar, State President of J&K National Trade Union Front told Kashmir Observer that the delaying policies of the previous as well as present collation government regarding settlement of their genuine demands which has already agreed by the state Govt. on 15-9-2011 and 8-7-2012. He said it was very unfortunate that despite written agreements, the Govt. has miserably failed to fulfill them despite repeated pleas. In this situation the working class of the state cannot act as silent spectators for asthis was the question of miserable condition of 61 thousand casual labours. He further said that J&K NTUF has already given sufficient time to the state Govt. for considering the genuine demands of most exploited class of the society who are rendering their valuable services to run all important and essential services of the state.
Other prominent leaders howho addressed the rally where vice president J&K NUTF Mr Mohammad Yousuf, District President J&K NUTF Anantnag Mushtaq Ahmed Lone/ Showket Ahmed PHE/Mohammad Amin Soil Conservation/ Showket Ahmed Rather Agri-culture/ Ab. Rashid Horticulture/Ghulam Mohammad Forest.
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