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NC condemns lathi-charge on NHM workers

Post by on Wednesday, June 15, 2022

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Jammu, June 14: Provincial President National Conference Jammu region, Rattan Lal Gupta Tuesday condemned the police lathi charge of peacefully protesting NHM workers outside the BJP headquarters in Jammu.
Speaking at the joining programme held at Sher-e-Kashmir Bhawan, the senior NC leader condemned the J&K Government for crushing the voice of protesting NHM workers by resorting to lathi-charge.
He said that it is quite unfortunate that NHM workers protesting in front of BJP head office in Trikuta Nagar Jammu were beaten mercilessly by the police force.
The senior NC leader said that on one hand BJP is talking about empowering women and on the other hand the same women have been forced to come on roads to get their demands fulfilled. What type of empowerment BJP is giving to the women of Jammu and Kashmir? Questioned Gupta.
Rattan Lal Gupta demanded that “the use and throw policy” should be stopped immediately and the agitating NHM workers should be reinstated without any further delay.
AP accuses police of behaving ‘unprofessionally’
Apni Party provincial president Jammu and former Minister, Manjit Singh Tuesday condemned the lathi charge on the peacefully protesting NHM employees in Jammu.
A statement from the party said Singh was addressing a delegation of NHM employees who called on the Provincial President Jammu at Apni Party office in Gandhi Nagar to express their gratitude towards the immediate support to them which was extended by the Apni Party’s Youth Wing and Legal Cell for handling legal issues.
While interacting with them, Manjit Singh said, “The police have acted in a very unprofessional manner and the government is sleeping over the issue with no positive move from them towards the redressal of the issues.”
He said that the disengagement of the NHM employees after utilizing their services at the crucial times has affected thousands of other daily wagers who were expecting their regularization.
“The anti-employees decisions of the government’ and its departments have alienated the people. These NHM worked during covid19 when no one was ready to serve but their disengagement shows non-serious approach of the Govt towards their dedication and hardwork,” he said.
He said that these NHM employees should have been regularized under a policy by the government as a welfare state. However, the human approach is missing in the bureaucratic rule; he added and condemned the lathicharge on the NHM employees that has left many protesters wounded.

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