Detain scores of its members
Srinagar, Mar 23: Police on Thursday foiled the protest march of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) employees and detained scores of its members after they tried to march towards Srinagar’s commercial Hub, Lal Chowk.
They protesters including men and women assembled in Srinagar’s Press Enclave and chanted slogans like ‘we want justice’. They were demanding immediate regularization of their duties.
However, the protesters tried to march towards Commercial Hub Lal Chowk during which forces swung into action and detained scores of its members.
Earlier, 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.
Pic by, Shah Jahanger/FK
“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.
Threatening to launch agitation against the government, the employees said, “We will take streets against the government in case they failed to regularize our services at earliest.”
Meanwhile, as soon as the protesters tried to march towards Lal Chowk, police swung into action and detained scores of its members. (KNS)