Assembled along their children, casual labourers protest in Srinagar

SRINAGAR — Children of casual laborers, donning school uniform and school bags on Thursday protested in Srinagar. They demanded salaries of their parents withheld since 18 months.

Abdul Qayoom, District President CLA said that the families of casual laborers are suffering and government is unmoved at their plight.

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Assembled along their children, casual labourers protest in Srinagar

“Is their conscience dead,” a protesting employee asked while talking to our correspondent.

“For 18 months we have been deprived of our salaries. Do they not ask themselves ‘how will the CL survive’,” they said.

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Assembled along their children, casual labourers protest in Srinagar

Qayoom said that they have been protesting since four days and administration is unmoved and is still not coming out of its callous approach to the ‘tragedy they have perpetrated on them’.

Assembled along their children, casual labourers protest in Srinagar

Children of the employees were holding placards reading: “Give our parents their salaries.”

According to Qayoom, children of the employees have been denied entry in schools as they are unable to pay their fees.

Assembled along their children, casual labourers protest in Srinagar

“How are we going to support our families. Do our kids deserve to come on roads when they should be in class rooms,” they said.

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They urged Governor to intervene personally so that they can have a sigh of relief.

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