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CITU holds protests across J&K as part of nationwide campaign

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Srinagar: As part of nationwide demands day, Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) held protests across Jammu and Kashmir on Monday.

“The workers, farmers, and agriculture labourers – the wealth creators of the nation – came together under the campaign to intensify the struggle against the Narendra Modi-led government’s neoliberal policies,” said a spokesperson of CITU.

“The CITU’s J&K unit held protests in Srinagar, Jammu and other district headquarters in J&K while maintaining social distancing norms,” the spokespersons said.

“The charter of demands of the protesters included a cash support of Rs. 7,500 to all non-income tax payee families, ration support to all those in need, universal free vaccination, price rise, unemployment, job losses, compensation to the families of people who died due to Covid 19 along with withdrawal of the three farm laws and the labour codes among others,” he said.

“While addressing the protest demonstration at Srinagar, Gh Nabi Malik Kisan leader, Ab Rashid Pandit, Mohd Ayoub Ashmundri Trade union leaders said ever since August 2019, the incomes of people in J&K associated with the informal sector, consisting of low wage workers have dwindled sharply due to a major unemployment wave. Some of the severely affected people include construction workers, auto and bus drivers, small shop owners and daily wage labourers. ASHA and Anganwari workers are not being paid their meager wages on time in J&K,” he added.

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