Majid Kapra

Arts Emporium female employees hit streets, demand release of pending salaries 

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SRINAGAR: Female employees of the Kashmir Government Arts Emporium Thursday staged a protest here to press for the release of their yearlong pending salaries.

The slogan shouting employees assembled at the Press Enclave here this afternoon and alleged that the government has withheld their salaries for the past one year thus forcing them to hit streets.

“I am a widow having three children while my old aged parents also live with me, my husband and brother were killed way back. Now I alone support my family but feel helpless as my one year’s salary is pending. My son sold his mobile to get food for the family,” said a protesting employee.

She said there are hundreds other female employees living a miserable life due to the casual approach of the government which has withheld their salaries.

“We appeal to the Lieutenant Governor to address our problems and impress upon our higher-ups to release our salaries and save us from starvation,” another employee, Dilshada said.

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