Expedite probe on Hyderpora, Rambagh, Anantnag, Lawaypora incidents: Masoodi in Parliament

Expedite probe on Hyderpora, Rambagh, Anantnag, Lawaypora incidents: Masoodi in Parliament
Army personnel on standby during a 'gunfight' between militants and security forces at Hyderpora area of uptown Srinagar, where civilians were killed, November 15, 2021. [File] Habib Naqash for Greater Kashmir

New Delhi: National Conference (NC) Member of Parliament Hasnain Masoodi Monday

A statement of NC issued here said that referring to the civilian killings at Hyderpora, Rambagh, Lawaypora, Wachi, Shopian, and Anantnag areas of Kashmir, he said that the victim families were waiting for a probe and asked the government to expedite the probe.

The NC statement said that Masoodi asked the government whether the Tribal Advisory Councils had been set up in J&K to help the tribal people to be part of development.

It said that he also brought the problem of payment of less than minimum wages to 61,000 casual workers to the notice of the government and demanded the implementation of the Minimum Wages Act in J&K.

The NC statement said that Masoodi also asked the government to devise a regularisation scheme for thousands of daily wagers, contractual, Hospital Development Fund, College Development Fund, and Local Bodies employees, who he maintained had been suffering on account of pay anomalies for years altogether.

It said that he also called for enhancement in the disability pension to 5000 so that the beneficiaries were able to make ends meet in wake of the escalation of prices of food items and other indispensable household items.

The NC statement said that Masoodi also paid tributes to B R Ambedkar and reminded the house that he gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir which was unconstitutionally taken away by this government and that Article 3 did not allow division of the state.

It said that he asked the government to revoke its “unilateral” and “unconstitutional” decisions of 5 August 2019.

The NC statement said that he also empathised with the Nagaland massacre victims in the Parliament.

It said that Masoodi expressed deep condolences with the victims of the Nagaland massacre and assured them that 1.25 crore people of J&K understood their pain as they were going through the same pain.

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