In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the National Conference (NC) President, Farooq Abdullah has appreciated the hard work and determination of numerous workers, saying the party will continue to work for welfare of the workers.
Farooq Abdullah in his message on the International Labour Day (May Day), appreciated the toil of the workers allied with organised and unorganised sectors, and salaried and manual laborers.
He said that the National Conference, since its inception, had been associated with the farmers, artisans and workers in various other sectors.
“As a high-spirited community we do remember the supreme sacrifices of the scores of weavers who raised their voice against the wanton discrimination and excruciating tax system at Zaldagar. Similarly, the silk factory agitation was also a milestone in the history of Kashmir,” he said.
Farooq Abdullah said that procrastination of rich was a form of oppression, saying that Prophet Muhammad (SAW) also made it obligatory to pay the labourer his wages before his sweat dries out.
“Keeping in with its socialist and participatory ideology, the party will work for the protection of small marginalised traders, salaried class, daily wagers, manual laborers and other workers in both organised as well as unorganised sectors,” he added.
“Our party is also committed to work towards ensuring job security, and better quality health insurances, compensation and better working condition of manual labourers.”—KMS