Police foils PDD casual labourers march

Srinagar, July 17: Police used water cannons and detained scores of PDD casual labourers to foil their march towards to CM’s residence here to press for release of their wages.
 The casual labourers assembled at Sher-e- Kashmir Park here and shouted anti- government slogans. Police swung into action when protestors reached at TRC. Scuffle between protestors and police resulted in traffic jam for around 30 minutes.

Asiya Andrabi condemns lifer to Kashmiri duo
Srinagar, July 17: Chairperson of Dukhtarani Milat Asiya Andrabi has expressed deep anguish over the life imprisonment awarded to two Kashmiri youth – Sheikh Imran and Sheikh Farhat by a Kolkata Court. 
 In a statement Asiya said separatists have failed to formulate a system to provide legal aid to Kashmiris detainees languishing in various jails in and outside the state.
 “These detainees are real assets of Kashmir and it is duty of every Kashmir to protect them. When these youth languish in jails nobody offers them even consolation not to talk of legal aid. And when they are sentenced for life or sent to gallows everybody raises hue and cry,” Asiya said.

Srinagar, July 17: All India Federation of Anganwadi Workers and Helpers (AIFAWH) on Wednesday staged a protest demonstration at Press Enclave here.
 They threatened massive protests across Kashmir if government failed to fulfill its demands including increase in the minimum wages for workers and helpers to Rs 10000 and Rs 5000 per month respectively.
 “State government is providing Rs 600 wages to Anganwari helpers. We demand that our wages should be brought to at par with other states,” said President of the Association, Naseema.
 She said that there are 54000 Anganwari workers and helpers across Kashmir. “We will be carrying black flags and it would become a huge problem for government to deal with our protest,” she added.
 They demanded release of wages to Anganwari workers of Kokernag, Voiel and Dooru. They also sought ex-gratia relief of Rs 200000 and 100000 to workers and helpers respectively and promotion of Matriculate and Middle pass helpers by seniority.

Lastupdate on : Wed, 17 Jul 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 17 Jul 2013 18:30:00 GMT
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