Police use force to disperse protesting anganwari workers in Ganderbal

The anganwadi workers of the district staged a sit-in at Duderhama market, blocking the traffic movement on Ganderbal-Safapora road.

SHEIKH NAZIR
Ganderbal, Publish Date: Apr 21 2018 3:44PM | Updated Date: Apr 21 2018 3:44PM
Police use force to disperse protesting anganwari workers in GanderbalRepresentational Image

Jammu and Kashmir Police on Saturday used force to disperse protesting Anganwari workers who were demanding hike in honorarium and regularisation of their service in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district.

The anganwadi workers of the district staged a sit-in at Duderhama market, blocking the traffic movement on Ganderbal-Safapora road.

However, police swung into action and fired tear gas after the protesters refused to move away.

Nisar Ahmad Hura, SHO Ganderbal said that the protesters refused to accept their repeated requests to clear the road.

He said they were forced to use mild lathi-charge besides firing a couple of smoke shells in the air to disperse the protesters and clear the road for traffic.