During the repair in the Munshi Chak area of ward number 32, the lineman died due to electrocution. The incident happened at 10 am on Sunday. The family alleges that the power supply was switched off from the transformer. But the JDA personnel turned on the electricity, due to which Darshan Lal (42) got burned due to electrocution. The enraged relatives blocked the Gol Gujral road by placing the dead body at one o’clock in the afternoon.
Slogans were raised fiercely against the electricity department and JDA. The strike lasted till three o’clock. Due to which the traffic was affected for 2 hours. Police have registered a case and have arrested two workers who switched on the power. The investigation of the matter has been started.The relatives said that lineman Darshan Lal was repairing the line by climbing a power pole. During this time, the power was switched off from the transformer, but JDA employees restored the power supply. Unfortunately, Darshan Lal got severely burnt due to electrocution. People took the lineman to GMC Jammu, where the doctor declared him brought dead. After the post-mortem, the relatives staged a sit-in with the dead body.
Tehsildar Jammu West Nitin Gupta and other officials reached the spot and tried to pacify the protesters. Still, the protesters remained adamant about the demand for action against the accused personnel. After this, it was agreed to provide insurance compensation of four lakhs to the victim’s family. In addition, the Red Cross Society announced assistance of fifty thousand rupees and the Civil Society ten thousand rupees. After this, the dharna was raised, and the last rites were performed at 4 pm.
Congress Yuva Morcha Block Marh President Karanjot Singh demanded strict action against the accused. He said that the financial condition of the victim’s family is awful. Darshan Lal has two younger sons, both of whom are currently studying. Darshan Lal was the sole bread earner in the house.
An Appeal to Manoj Sinha: Kindly Regularize PDD Daily Wagers
Over time JK Media has raised its voice for PDD/PHE daily wagers, Homeguards, Asha workers, JK Police SPOs to regularize them and continue raising them until all these employees don’t get regularized. Today JK Media Executive Aashish Kholi met a PDD Daily Wager, President Akhil Sharma, and talked about the 11,000 daily wagers, which are yet to be regularized.
While speaking, Akhil said, “I’m thankful that JK Media is raising our demands. My appeal to JK LG Manoj Sinha is that employees were being regularized till 2010 in Kashmir and Doda, while in Poonch till 2005, the employees were regularized. But in Jammu and Kathua, only employees were regularized till 1997, and further, no DPC took place. During the NC regime, an order was passed that all employees till 2010 should be standardized, but the order didn’t get implemented until today. A corporation has been formed, and soon the department will be privatized, so I want the employees who have given 20 years of their profession to the department regularly”.
“We are getting 6750 rupees as our monthly pay. With such a minimal amount, how can we look after our families? If we send our children to some good school, then all our income will only be spent on the school fee. Many of our co-workers have lost their lives or arms and legs, but no senior official has ever enquired about them and their policies. Recently Manoj Sinha announced 10 lakh rupees insurance for the daily wagers, according to which if any daily wager dies on-duty, then their family will get 10 lakh rupees compensation, but the order hasn’t been implemented yet”, he added.
We aren’t terrorists’: 10th class students demand mass promotion
JK Board 10th class students once again staged a protest against JKBOSE outside Director of School Education’s office in Jammu today. After meeting him, they showed a disapproval and demanded mass promotion.
“Director Sir told us to give our exams and wait for results. We are against it! We either demand online exams or mass promotion. When Kashmir students can get promoted without exams, why not us?” said a student
“I’m here to support these students. Their demand is genuine. They had online classes. Third wave is on it’s way and we can’t risk students’ lives. JK Board Authorities must listen to their appeal.” added their supporter
The students claimed the J&K Police to have abused and physically attacked them. They disagreed with the behaviour and said it was against the law and order.
“It’s J&K Police not the goons that attacked us today. I’m still 16 and it’s against the law to hit me. We aren’t terrorists, just small kids demanding something for ourselves. At least don’t hit us.” they said
Muskan Langoo, Content writer, JK Media
Jammu: 4 Batteries, 250 litres Diesel Stolen from 6 Trucks
Last night four batteries from two trucks bearing numbers JK02AH2712 and JK02AF1898 and 250 litres of diesel were stolen from four trucks parked at yard 6, Narwal. In addition, from a truck bearing number JK02AT2717, 100 litres of diesel was stolen. According to a truck operator, the theft happened on the night of 20 July. The police came here for once but didn’t take any action.
“From my two trucks, the thieves have stolen one battery and around 250 litres of diesel. I have registered a case in Narwal Police Station yesterday night, but no police officer has yet visited. We have also informed the police officers in the PCR van for round-up they also didn’t take any action. So the police didn’t investigate our cases seriously”, a truck operator said.
The operators demanded that an investigation should take place and the thieves should be arrested immediately.
- An Appeal to Manoj Sinha: Kindly Regularize PDD Daily Wagers July 23, 2021
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