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Manjit Singh condemns police action against Rehbar-e-Khel in Jammu 

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JAMMU: Apni Party Provincial President Jammu, and Former Minister, S. Manjit Singh has strongly condemned police lathi charge on the peacefully protesting Rehbar-e-Khel teachers.

In a statement to the press, Manjit Singh expressed anguish against the unnecessary police lathi-charge on the peaceful protesters who were demanding their regularization, enhancement of wages, and release of pending wages.

“Rehbar-e-Khel have been serving in different institutions and their services should be recognised by the Govt. Their demands are genuine and the treatment with them by the police needs the strongest condemnation,” he said.

He further said, “It’s a human issue and those who are serving as Rehbar-e-Khel have become overaged and rethinking about their future will unemploy them. The Govt should frame a policy for the regularization on humanitarian grounds and accordingly regularise all of them.”

“They are working on a very small amount which is insufficient to even by one day’s meal. The Govt should also enhance their monthly wages so that they can live a respectable life and provide better education to their children,” he said.

Meanwhile, Apni Trade Union J&K President Ajaz Kazmi also raised concern over the delaying tactics of the Govt to regularize them.

“Around 61000 daily wagers have been working in various Govt departments but the Govt has yet to take a final call on their regularization. The bureaucracy is misleading the LG with regard to the daily wagers and they have become a major obstacle to regularizing them,” Kazmi added.

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