In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, people staged forceful demonstrations in Srinagar and Sopore against the anti-people policies of the authorities.
Daily-rated workers engaged in different gov-ernment departments held a massive protest demon-stration in Srinagar, to seek regularization of their services. The protest was organized under the banner of Jammu and Kashmir Casual Labourers United Front.
“We have been serving the departments for the past 14 years now. Despite all assurances and prom-ises, we are still waiting for the regularization of our services,” the protesters said. They urged the au-thorities to implement the Minimum Wages Act in IIOJK.
Indian police detained a number of protesters af-ter they tried to proceed towards city-centre from Press Enclave.
Meanwhile, shopkeepers in Sopore town of Baramulla district held a demonstration near clock tower at Iqbal market in the town against local ad-ministration over road dividers and alleged road blockades at various points across the town. The shopkeepers raised slogans against the administra-tion.
The shopkeepers of various markets told the media that their business has got badly affected due to installation of road barriers and dividers.—KMS