Handicapped people in IIOJK threaten self-immolation

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In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the handicapped persons, under the Jammu and Kashmir Handicapped Association, have threatened to commit self-immolation in case the authorities do not accede to their demands.

According to Kashmir Media Service, members of the organisation said that they had been demanding hike in pension for the disabled persons to Rs 3,000 per month.

Abdul Rashid Butt, President of the Association, said that they had been demanding reservation for the handicapped persons in the government jobs.

He said that they would protest outside the Indian Parliament in case the demands are not met and would be forced to take extreme step of self-immolation in case the authorities did not wake up.

In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the casual labourers of various departments held a protest demonstration near Press Club, Jammu, in support of their pending demands.

A large number of casual labourers, under the banner of Jammu and Kashmir Casual Labourers United Front (JKCLUF) assembled near the Press Club and started raising slogans in support of their demands. The protesting workers said the authorities have miserably failed to uphold the commitment made with 61000 casual labourers of all the departments. —KMS

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