Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee has strongly condemned the police lathi-charge over the daily wage workers at Jammu, who were protesting for their genuine demands peacefully, seeking the promised regularization of the BJP but are betrayed.

In a statement JKPCC President Shri Ghulam Ahmed Mir, besides Working President Shri Raman Bhalla, Vice President Shri Mula Ram, Chief Spokesperson Ravinder Sharma, T.S. Bajwa (EX-MP), Th. Balwan Singh, Manmohan Singh and others have strongly condemned the action of the police in the direction of the Government in which the protesters were brutally lathi-charged who were protesting for the release of wages and regularization of their services. They said that this kind of action of the Government is highly objectionable, as the workers were protesting for their genuine demands, the BJP had promised them regularization before Assembly elections in 2014 but has betrayed them all.

PCC Chief demanded that the Govt. frame policy for the regularization of all daily wagers, need-based workers engaged in PHE, IFC and other departments by the Govt. time to time to provide necessary services to the public.

He said that the previous governments had already undertaken exercises for regularization of workers under various categories, however, he regretted that instead of considering their genuine claims for regularization, the present dispensation used force to curve the voice of these poor workers and other temporary employees, engaged temporarily in different departments for years together.

They urged the Govt. to immediately start the process of regularising these workers and other temporary employees in a phased manner and stop giving them inhuman treatment. The party extended full support to their peaceful struggle and protest.