‘BJP-PDP resorting to coercion, lathi-charge to quell people’s sentiments’ - watsupptoday.com
‘BJP-PDP resorting to coercion, lathi-charge to quell people’s sentiments’
Posted 11 Jan 2018 05:39 PM

Rebuking the oppressive third episode of brutal police lathi-charge on the protesting NHM workers particularly the female employees seeking regularization of services besides the farmers who were demanding adequate compensation against acquisition of their land for ring road project, Harsh Dev Singh JKNPP Chairman and former Minister on Wednesday sought the personal intervention of the Governor into the episode with stringent punishment to officers responsible for ordering the said unwarranted police action.
Briefing media persons here on Wednesday, Harsh said that police blatantly surpassed all the limits of brutality when it ruthlessly baton charged the NHM employees comprising majority of female protestors to foil their march towards Secretariat in support of their genuine demands of regularization and a suitable job policy.
“With the H&ME sector in the state already on crutches, the strike of the Health Deptt employees entering 22nd day had resulted in collapse of the Health infrastructure particularly in rural areas with a reckless and highly incompetent and obstinate Minister making the situation worse by denying their regularization in response to a question in the Assembly that employees working in CSS can’t be regularized.
Rather than visiting the site of protest to enquire about the well being of the employees and address their grievances, another suppressive action of lathi-charge was ordered against the protestors resulting in aggravation of tensions”, anguished Harsh said. He sought the resignation of Health Minister and regretted that the general public and employees were made to suffer and pay the price for the incompetence of Ministers in this ominous regime.
He said that the present dispensation has turned worst than erstwhile feudal lords and was hell bent to acquire the lands of the farmers in the pretext of ring road in Jammu on peanut prices per Kanal which could not even buy a Marla of land.
He reiterated his demand that the State Government should stop the process of land acquisition until the Larr Bill 2013 was implemented in the State or suitable adequate compensation was provided to the aggrieved farmers. He called upon Governor to direct the sleeping dispensation to take appropriate decision in this regard and save the protesting farmers from eviction and starvation by paying them meager amount of compensation. Gagan Pratap Singh State Secretary JKNPP was also present in the press conference.

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