Protests against anti people policies of authorities

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In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, people staged forceful protest demonstrations against the anti-people policies of authorities.

Scores of Anganwadi (rural child care centre) workers and helpers held a big protest rally against the new HR policy. These Anganwadi workers and helpers from various districts of the Kashmir Valley assembled at Press Enclave in Srinagar and demanded rollback of the policy. They said the policy will result in losing their jobs without any benefit.

“As per this new HR policy, all the workers who have reached 60 years of age will be retired. Earlier, we were able to continue without any age bar. The irony is that we are being shown the door, but authorities are not ready to give us retirement benefits. This is injustice with us, don’t snatch our livelihood,” said a protestor.

The protesting workers said that as per the new policy, if a worker is married outside the ward or district, she will be treated as disengaged.

The workers tried to march outside the Press Enclave but a huge deployment of Indian police prevented them from moving out.

The employees of Public Health Engineering under the banner PHE Employees United Front held a protest outside the office of Chief Engineer in Jammu. The protesters raised loud slogans in support of their demands. The protesting employees were demanding promotions and release of funds.

The Front leaders demanded that salaries of the PHE permanent and daily wager employees be released regularly before 5th of every month and the field staff of the PHE be exempted from bio-metric attendance in offices.—KMS