Accusing the BJP government for betrayed the aspirations of womenfolk of J&K, Manju Singh, General Secretary-JKNPP today said that the slogan of “Beti Bachao, Beti Padao had proved a mere hyperbole in the erstwhile State. She said that the womenfolk protesting on roads on day to day even for their genuine demands presented a horrible spectacle thereby exposing the tall unfounded claims of BJP government of women security and empowerment. She was addressing a gathering of around 60 women who joined Panthers Party at Party Headquarters Jammu under the leadership of Anita Choudhary.
Speaking to media persons, Manju Singh highlighted the pathetic plight of women workers, employees, underemployeds, unemployeds who were subjected to worst form of humiliation and harassment at the hands of saffron regime. Taking a jibe at BJP’s election manifesto, she said that its slogan of giving 33% reservation to women in Assembly has also proved a cruel joke. Reminiscing the more than three year long hunger strike of contractual lecturers, Mrs. Manju Singh lamented that the young girls agitating for their rights for regularization were made to languish on roads and refused even an audience by the BJP rulers despite they being highly qualified and fully eligible. The said girl protestors had to burn their tents after around 400 days of protests in view of none coming forth to listen to their shrill cries for justice. Likewise, the BJP partnered government had resorted to lathi-charge on peaceful protesting Anganwari and Asha workers who were seeking enhancement of their honorarium. Similar treatment was doled out to female NHM and MGNREGA workers who were seeking fulfillment of repeated assurances doled out by the government to them. The plight of widows belonging to poor and marginalized families was all the more pathetic with benefits of social welfare schemes including pensions and ration cards being denied to them” asserted Mrs. Manju Singh.