Kalakote mine workers go on indefinite hunger strike

Coal mine workers in Mougla village of Kalakote tehsil in Rajouri district today went on an indefinite hunger strike inside the mine against what they said the apathetic approach of the department to their issues.

Coal mine workers in Mougla village of Kalakote tehsil in Rajouri district today went on an indefinite hunger strike inside the mine against what they said the apathetic approach of the department to their issues.

The workers said that under 'Bhartiya Cola Khan Mazdoor Union', 15 workers have started fast unto death since Jan 25 and all these workers are sitting on protest deep inside the coal mine in Moughla village of Kalakote.

They said that many of their demands including regularization of casual workers, raising DA, holding DPC for promotion of workers and releasing Cost of Living Allowance are pending for more than one decade. 

"We demand all our demands be fulfilled and till then our workers will remain on fast unto death," they said.

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