Majid Kapra

Unemployed dental surgeons stage protest, demand jobs

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Srinagar: Unemployed dental surgeons Monday staged a protest here to press for the creation of posts in the health department which they alleged are in remission for the last thirteen years.

Shouting slogans against the incumbent dispensation, hundreds of dental surgeons this afternoon staged demonstrations at Government Dental College here to press for their demand of jobs.

The protesting surgeons claimed that their file was ready in the year 2014 but was rejected every time due to the financial implications. They appealed to the government to create fresh posts for them so that the issue of their joblessness is addressed.

“Not a single post has been advertised by the government for the last thirteen years in Jammu and Kashmir. We too have cracked Common Entrance Test but the government has never been serious about our future. We appeal to the government to create posts for us so that our future is saved from getting ruined,” they added.

Protesters also said that they met Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha besides several higher-ups including Chief Secretary, Principal Secretary Medical and Health Education but their genuine demand was not fulfilled.

“What is this government doing, we too are qualified and want fresh posts to be created immediately, our counterparts in Jammu have also been on the protest against the step-motherly treatment being meted out to us for the last thirteen years,” said the protesters.

They appealed to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and J&K Lieutenant Governor to impress upon the concerned department to create fresh posts so as to provide them with jobs.

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