Senior National Conference leader and MLA Kangan Mian Altaf Ahmed on Saturday asked the government to release the pending payments of contractors and wages of thousands of daily wagers, casual labourers in the state before Eid-Ul- azha, who have not been given single penny for months together.
In a statement, Mian Altaf said that "The daily wagers and casual labourers who work with dedication have not been paid their wages for the past several months. These people do a lot of hard work without any returns. The PDP-BJP government had promised that it will bring change in the state, but it seems the only change they have brought so far is to deny wages to the poor casual laborers." "It is irony of sorts that these workers are not being paid even minimum wages," he said.
Voicing concern over their plight, he urged upon the government to release the payment of contractors and wages of these labourers on the auspicious day of Eid-ul Azha.
Mian Altaf also expressed concern over the silence of the government over the issue of NYC's who are on a hunger strike from last twenty days in Srinagar.
"Youth are the future of a nations and Government must redress the genuine issue of NYC's on priority," Mian Altaf added.