2 agri technocrats hospitalized
Jammu, Feb 23: Two agricultural technocrats who were sitting on fast unto death at Mubarak Mandi Complex here have been hospitalized, after their condition deteriorated on Wednesday.
According to police, the technocrats have been identified as Tajinder Singh Bali son of Omkar Singh of Baramulla and Krishanjeet Singh son of Joginder Singh of Budgam.
At least nine technocrats are sitting on the fast unto death to press for their demands. Seeking regularization, their president, Dr Khurshid Ahmed said “they were forced to go on fast due to the delaying tactics of the Government.”
“We were on fast unto death last year, when CM’s advisor Mubarak Gul assured that the demands would be fulfilled. But nothing has been done so far,” Dr Khurshid said.
He said the technocrats had been protesting since last four years in support of their demands, but the coalition hadn’t done anything in this regard. J&K Agriculture Technocrat Association, general secretary Rajeev Sharma, said they were fed up with the assurances of the Government. “The Chief Minister should take a concrete step for the regularization of the technocrats,” Sharma demanded.
Lastupdate on : Wed, 23 Feb 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 23 Feb 2011 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Thu, 24 Feb 2011 00:00:00 IST
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