Baramulla: Scores of daily-wage employees of public health engineering (PHE) department Uri staged a protest in Chandenwari area against stoppage of their wages for several years. Protesting employees said that department of PHE appointed over 150 ITI pass candidates in the department three years ago. However, from the time of their appointment, the department has not paid them their due wages. The protesters blocked the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad road for some time but later dispersed peacefully.
Executive Engineer Hydraulic division Uri Gulam Hasan Gojri said he has written to the higher-ups for the immediate release of the wages of daily-wagers.