Daily wagers hunger strike enters 4th day

Daily wagers observing hunger strike at Pratap Park here hit the streets again on Monday and staged a demonstration.
Daily wagers hunger strike enters 4th day
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Daily wagers observing hunger strike at Pratap Park here hit the streets again on Monday and staged a demonstration.

They raised anti-government slogans after health of their more colleagues deteriorated and they were rushed to the hospital. The daily wagers rushed to the hospital were identified as Aijaz Ahmad and Shabir Ahmad. The traffic movement on the busy Residency road was disrupted for a while.

Ironically, authorities have made no medical arrangements to meet any medical emergency at spot where daily wagers under the banner of J&K Casual and Daily Wagers Forum led by their chief Sajad Ahmad Parray are observing indefinite hunger strike from October 2, onwards. They are demanding framing of policy for regularization of their services.

Meanwhile, Employees Joint Action Committee (EJAC) leaders visited the protestors and expressed solidarity with them. Addressing them, EJAC President Abdul Qayoom Wani said that EJAC would physically join the protests of daily wagers in case government fails to meet their demand shortly.

Hurriyat Conference (G) had also sent its representative Noor Muhammad Kalwal on the spot to express solidarity with the protestors.

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