SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chairman Yasin Malik and former chief minister Dr Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday visited the casual labourers and daily wagers who are on hunger strike from the past five days at Pratap Park, demanding regularisation of their services.
Malik, while addressing the protesters, said that after 2010 uprising, the government devised a way to “contain and neutralize” the youth of Kashmir by engaging them in different departments as daily wagers and casual labourers.
“We support your demands on humanitarian basis and also because the demands are genuine,” he said. Earlier in the day, former chief minister and NC president, Dr. Farooq Abdullah also visited the hunger strikers.
“Your demand is genuine and NC supports your demand. We are worried about your health,” Farooq told them. Hundreds of casual labourers and daily wagers from departments including public health engineering, tourism, floriculture, agriculture and health began their hunger strike from October 2, demanding framing of policy for regularization of their services.