Srinagar, Mar 25: On the third consecutive day, the association of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) employees on Saturday continued to protest against the government for ‘failing to regularize them from past several years’.
The members of MGNREGA holding banners assembled at Srinagar’s Pratap Park and staged sit-in there.
Notably, on Thursday, scores of MGNREGA association members were detained by the police while they tried to march towards commercial hub Lal Chowk while on Friday, the employees had closed their mouths with tape observed sit-in at Srinagar’s Pratap Park.
Meanwhile, the association today continued to hold a silent protest to press the government their demands.
The protesters told KNS from past several years, the government is making tall promises with them regarding the regularization of their duties but unfortunately not even a single promise has been fulfilled with the employees.
“We are on streets today to protest against the failures of the government in regularizing our duties. We have been urging the successive regimes to regularize our duties but unfortunately our plea went in deaf ears. We went from pillar to post to seek justice but unfortunately all in vein,” the employees added.
The protesters said that until the government won’t fulfill their demands, they will continue to protest against them.
However, the protesters later dispersed peacefully. (KNS)